In view of the rising COVID-19 cases in Guwahati, the Assam government has decided to impose total lockdown in the city starting from Sunday midnight.
The lockdown will be in place till July 12 and during this period apart from essential services, nothing will remain open.
Addressing the media in Guwahati on Friday state health minister said, “As the cases of COVID-19 are increasing exponentially in the city, we have decided to impose total lockdown in the city for a period of 14 days starting from June 28 midnight.”
“We will review the situation again after 7 days and we may think of some relaxation only after that,” Sarma said.
“No grocery shop or vegetable market will remain open during this period,” he further said.
Sarma further informed that the movement of vehicles in the city during this period will also be monitored and no vehicle from outside the Kamrup (Metro) district limit will be allowed to enter or exit the city.
“Anyone willing to leave the city should do so by tomorrow,” Sarma informed.
The minister also informed that curfew will be clamped in Guwahati from 7 pm to 7 am starting from Friday.
Moreover, there will be total lockdown in every other cities and town of the state on every Saturday and Sunday till July 12.
He also informed that a total of 676 people in Guwahati have tested positive for COVID-19 till Thursday from June 15.
He also informed that a makeshift COVID hospital is also being made in Khanapara area of the city and it will be able to house 800 patients at a time.