In an effort to contain the spread of Covid 19 infections the Jorhat administration has declared a complete lockdown in Jorhat town from July 9 to July 15.
Deputy commissioner Roshni A Korati said that under section 34 of Disaster Management Act 2005, the total lockdown has been imposed in the areas under Jorhat Municipal Board
Korati further said that the weekend lockdown would remain in force.
All government offices and markets would remain closed as per the order.
In Jorhat , four Covid -19 positive cases were reported on Monday.
Deputy commissioner Roshni A Korati said that two females, one 40 years old, a resident of Pokimuri, Habigaon and another 60 years old, a resident of Itakhuli, Garmur near Nigamananda Ashram tested positive for the virus.
The third was a 47-year-old male of Darangi Chook, Ward no 14.
All three did not have travel histories.
The other person who had tested positive was a 19-year-old boy of Jelengitup, Bhagamukh who had returned from Raigad in Maharashtra.
The number of persons tested in Jorhat from May 6 till date was 10,519.
The number of positive cases had been 224 out of which 68 are active, 29 being admitted in JMCH and 39 in 5 Air Force Hospital.
The deputy commissioner has further informed that the Superintendent of Police, Jorhat and other additional SPs as well as other constables and staff working inside the SP’s office complex had all tested negative.