The rate of COVID-19 infection in Assam’s Dibrugarh district is much higher than what was recorded in the last two waves of the pandemic. 

This was stated by Dr Nabojyoti Gogoi, nodal officer, Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme. 

Dr Gogoi said: “In last three days, many people have contracted the virus. The rate of infection is much high compared to last two waves.” 

“COVID-19 situation is not good in Dibrugarh,” he added. 

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Notably, at least 538 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Dibrugarh district on Wednesday. 

Meanwhile, the Dibrugarh district administration has issued fresh guidelines in a bid to check rise in COVID infection.  

Wearing of masks has been made mandatory while going out from home.  

However, in many places, people are being noticed thronging market places without masks. 

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Meanwhile, at least two schools in Dibrugarh district of Assam, have been declared as containment zones. 

The two schools in Dibrugarh to be declared as containment zones are: Sessughat Silputa Sanjukta High School and Moderkhat Girls High School. 

These two schools have been sealed for a period of seven days after multiple COVID cases were detected from each school. 

The two schools will be allowed to re-open after seven days after obtaining due permission from the Dibrugarh deputy commissioner. 

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: babs8oct@gmail.com