With COVID-19 wreaking mayhem across the Country and with rapid surge in the number of positive cases in Guwahati, the capital city of Assam, hotels in the city have joined hands with private hospitals in the fight against the second wave of the pandemic.

The hotels in Guwahati have reportedly agreed to facilitate beds to private hospitals for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.

The agreement was reached upon by administrations of some private hospitals and hotels in Guwahati during a meeting with Assam Chief Secretary Jishnu Baruah at the office of the Deputy Commissioner, Kamrup-Metro on Wednesday.

The agreement was reached upon following rapid surge in the number of COVID-19 positive cases in Guwahati and Kamrup-Metro district as a whole.

The COVID-19 patients would be transferred from a private hospital to the nearest hotel, if beds in that hospital are in its full capacity.

As many as 742 COVID-19 positive cases were detected from in and around Guwahati city on Tuesday.

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Notably, The Assam Government on Wednesday issued a set of additional guidelines in view of the steep rise in Covid-19 cases in the state.

These guidelines issued by Assam chief secretary Jishnu Barua are additions to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) that were issued by the Assam Government on Tuesday.

As per the new guidelines, restaurants, dhabas and other eateries can entertain dine-in guest only up to 6 pm, while take away/ home delivery is allowed up to the usual time of closure as per local regulations.

Restaurants operating within a hotel or resort can allow outside guests up to 6 pm only, though in-house guests may be allowed to dine-in up to the usual time of operation.

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A total of 1651 people tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday, taking the total number of positive cases in Assam to 2,27,473.

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