The decision was taken after three positive cases in the state were linked to a meeting held at the mosque on March 12.
“At least three COVID-19 cases were traced to an event that was held in the mosque premises on March 12. Reportedly, around 100 people took part in the event,” Sarma said while addressing the media.
“Today morning we came to know that the two COVID-19 patients from Dhubri stayed in the Athgaon Kabristan Masjid,” Sarma added.
“Moreover, the patient who died of coronavirus in Hailakandi today also stayed in the masjid for a brief moment,” the minister further added.
“Because of these reasons, we have declared the mosque as a containment zone and sealed for 14 days,” the minister further added.
“No one will be either allowed to enter or exit from the mosque premises for the next 14 days,” Sarma further said.