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Amid a spike in COVID-19 cases without any travel history in Guwahati, Assam government has decided to impose a 14-day ward-wise lockdown in the city from Tuesday night.

Addressing a press conference here, Kamrup (Metro) deputy commissioner Biswajit Pegu said that a 14-day complete lockdown will be imposed in11 wards in Guwahati with effect from 9 pm on Tuesday night.

DC Pegu said the administration has decided to impose ward-wise lockdown in Guwahati to prevent community transmission of Covid-19.

He said that ward number 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10, 15 and 16 will come under the purview of the lockdown.

Assam’s capital Guwahati recorded at least 144 COVID-19 cases without any travel history or traced contact source.

Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, admitting that the COVID-19 situation in the city is “grim”, on Monday had said that at least 150 people have tested COVID-19 positive in the city since June 15.

“Of these, only 37 had travel history,” Sarma had said.

The DC said that shops dealing with grocery, vegetables, fruits, dairy products and animal fodder will remain open from 10 am to 5 pm in the wards , where lockdown will come into force.

Prohibited activities during lockdown period:  

  • Movement of individuals shall remain strictly prohibited in the specified areas.
  • All government offices, offices of autonomous/subordinate offices and private offices shall remain closed.
  • All business/commercial establishments, shops and trade activities shall remain closed.
  • All Industrial establishments shall remain closed.
  • All public transport services shall remain suspended.
  • Movement of all Private vehicles is banned.
  • All hospitality services shall remain suspended.
  • All educational, research, training, coaching institutions shall remain closed.
  • All places of worship shall remain closed for public. No religious congregation will be permitted without any exception.
  • Allsocial/political/sports/entertainment/academic/cultural/religious functions, gathering shall be barred.
  • Not more than 20 persons will be permitted in case of funerals.
  • Spitting in public places is banned and will be punishable with fine, as may be prescribed by the local authority in accordance with its laws, rules or regulations.
  • Consumption and sale of liquor, paan, gutka, tobacco etc. in public places are prohibited.

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