COVID-19 mercury rises in Assam; 14-day lockdown for Guwahati

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DISPUR | JUNE 26, 2020:

Guwahati, considered the gateway to the northeast region has reported 762 coronavirus cases since June 15 and 677 of them have no travel history. To contain the spread further, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that a 12-hour night curfew will be imposed across the state from 7 pm onwards from Friday and a 14-day complete lockdown will be enforced in Kamrup (Metro) district, of which Guwahati city is a part, from June 28 midnight.

"We are now left with no choice but to impose a complete lockdown for 14 days from June 28 midnight, and this time it will be very strict as no grocery shops will be allowed to open or supply vegetables and other essentials will be permitted for the first seven days," he said.

The government will enforce a complete lockdown in other towns and municipal areas on weekends from June 27 every week till the COVID-19 outbreak is arrested.