Assam Govt to conduct 50 thousand COVID-19 tests in Guwahati


GUWAHATI: Amid increasing number of COVID-19 positive cases in Guwahati, the Assam health department has decided to conduct 50 thousand COVID-19 tests in Guwahati. The tests will be carried out at 12 different locations from June 15, said health minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma.

“If a large number of people is found COVID-19 positive, then lockdown may be imposed in Guwahati. I request the citizens of Guwahati to be prepared for another lockdown if the number increases after 50 thousand tests,” Dr. Sarma said.

Guwahati has so far registered 172 COVID-19 positive cases.

Addressing a press meet in Guwahati, Dr. Sarma briefed the COVID-19 situation in the State.

He stated that Assam has achieved the milestone in COVID-19 tests.

So far,more than 2 lakh tests have been conducted in the State.