Guwahati: Assam’s COVID19 hotspot Athgaon Masjid sealed, declared Containment Zone


GUWAHATI: Like Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi, Athgaon Kabristan Masjid in Guwahati has emerged as the hotspot of COVID19 cases in Assam. Speaking to media persons in Guwahati Assam health and finance minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma said that around 100 people gathered at the mosque for a religious event on March 12.

“We have ordered Kamrup (Metro) district administration to seal the mosque. The Athgaon Kabristan Masjid will be a containment zone for next 14 days,” said minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma.

Dr. Sarma mentioned that among the 100 people, 3 people later tested positive for Coronavirus. Jamaluddin from Karimganj, Jamaluddin Hazi and Rahiuddin from Dhubri were also present in the event.

“At least 8 people who returned from Nizamuddin Markaz were present in the event,” Dr. Sarma added.