The state government has decided to impose a “total lockdown” in Golaghat town of Assam from Thursday evening, officials informed.
The lockdown, which will be imposed from 7 pm on Thursday, will be in force for the next eight days.
The decision to impose restrictions in Golaghat Municipal Board area has been taken to prevent further spread of the coronavirus
An order issued by Golaghat District Magistrate Bibhash Chandra Modi stated that the “total lockdown” will remain in force till 7 pm of July 17.
“There has been a spike in Covid-19 cases in recent times in the town, which poses a threat to public health,” the order said.
“Unless strident measures are put in place to contain the coronavirus outbreak, there may be large scale spread of incidents of Covid-19,” the order added.
As per the order, movement of all vehicles, the opening of government and private offices, markets, shopping complexes and shops dealing with non-essential activities will not be allowed during the period.
It may be mentioned here that a total of 617 COVID-19 cases have been reported from Golaghat district so far.