Kamrup(Metro) still in danger zone: Health Minister


GUWAHATI: The Assam Government and the Kamrup(Metro) district administration is keeping a keen eye on the COVID19 development in Guwahati and its surrounding areas.

Though COVID19 cases have come down in the city, the metropolitan district is still not out of the danger zone stated Assam health minister Keshab Mahanta.

A meeting of the Kamrup(Metro) district administration with the health minister is due today, tomorrow. The reasons for the increase in infection rate of COVID19 in the district and ways to bring it down will be discussed in the meeting.

“We will keep sufficient monitoring in place for Kamrup(Metro). We will have a discussion with the frontline workers along with the deputy commissioner and will analyze to rectify any kind of lapse. The objective is to bring down the rate of infection in Kamrup(Metro),” said Keshab Mahanta.

The health minister also stated that on the directions of Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma the guardian ministers and guardian secretaries are going to camp for three days in the seven districts where total containment has been announced. This is to control the spread of COVID19 in these districts, said Mahanta.

On inter-district travel, the minister stated that it remains suspended for now. Though there are vehicles entering Guwahati but people are only travelling on urgent work like medical purposes etc. said the minister.