2-week complete lockdown in Guwahati due to surge in COVID-19 cases

Weekend lockdown will be enforced in urban areas of the state from Saturday, said health minister

Fire brigade officials spray disinfectant outside shops in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, in Nagaon | File Photo: PTI

The Assam government will enforce a 14-day complete lockdown in Kamrup (Metropolitan) district, including Guwahati, from Sunday (June 28) midnight due to rising COVID-19 cases, announced State Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday.

A 12-hour night curfew will also be in place across the state from Friday, he said. Besides, in the urban areas of the state, lockdown will be enforced on weekends from this Saturday, which will continue until further notice, the minister added.

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“Complete lockdown will be imposed in the entire Kamrup Metropolitan district from the midnight of June 28 for the next 14 days due to rise in COVID-19 cases. Medical stores to remain open during the lockdown,” ANI quoted the minister as saying.

“Weekend lockdown on Saturdays and Sundays to be enforced in urban areas in Assam. Areas falling under the jurisdiction of town committees and municipalities will come under the ambit of the weekend lockdown and will continue until further notice,” Sarma added.

Assam has so far reported a total of 6,321 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including nine deaths, according to the Union health ministry. Currently, there are 2,279 active cases in the state, while 4,033 patients have been discharged from hospitals.

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