Assam: Task force to rein in violators of COVID protocols in Kamrup Metro
In view of the rising COVID-19 cases in Kamrup Metropolitan district, which reported 360 cases of the 876 positive cases in Assam on April 17, a task force has been constituted with officials of the district administration, city police and the Guwahati Municipal Corporation.
The officials of the task force comprise circle officers of revenue circle areas, assistant commissioners nominated from time to time for revenue circle area, additional DCP from city police to be nominated from police commissionerate (revenue circle wise) and officers nominated from Guwahati Municipal Corporation (revenue circle wise).
“The task force will monitor whether people are following the COVID-19 standing protocols in public places or not. The task force will also impose a fine of Rs 1000 on persons not adhering to the protocols,” a notification said.
Police in the city on Saturday evening embarked on an awareness drive to inform people about the COVID protocols, especially wearing of masks in public places.
Meanwhile, Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) superintendent Abhijit Sarma on Sunday said that out of the 483 COVID-19 positive patients admitted to GMCH, “sixty to seventy per cent are asymptomatic and placed under isolation/home quarantine.”
The overall positivity rate in the state as on Saturday night increased to 2.02 per cent with 43,268 tests conducted in the day.
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