Assam: 10-day lockdown in Barak Valley from August 26


GUWAHATI: The administration has declared a 10-day lockdown in the Barak Valley of Assam from August 26 to September 4 to arrest the chain of novel Coronavirus. Lockdown will be enforced in Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi districts as the southern Assam has been witnessing a surge in COVID-19 cases.

Currently, there are around 3500 active COVID-19 cases in the Barak Valley.

“Having carefully examined the reports and opinions of the Deputy Commissioners, it has been decided that the State Government has no objection to the measures to be put in place by DDMAs of these three districts as deemed proper for ensuring prevention of further spread of COVID 19 between Wednesday, the 26th August and Friday, the 4 September, 2020.,” said Assam chief secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna in an order issued on Sunday.