Lockdown in Guwahati will depend on 50,000 COVID-19 tests


GUWAHATI: The Assam Government will decide on imposing further lockdown in Guwahati according to the results of 50 thousand COVID-19 tests to be conducted in the city, informed health minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday.

“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,” Dr. Sarma said.

The health department will conduct COVID-19 tests in 12 hospitals of Guwahati. The government has decided to intensify the surveillance in the city as 25 COVID-19 positive with no travel history has been detected.