Stricter restrictions in Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Guwahati(M) if situation deteriorates says Assam CM


GUWAHATI: Amid rising Covid-19 cases in the state Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday hinted that lockdown might be imposed in Guwahati (M), Tinsukia and Dibrugarh. However, CM Sarma also clarified that imposing a lockdown in the entire State is not on the table at the moment.

Addressing a press meet at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) CM Sarma said, “There is no chance of imposing a lockdown in the entire state. But if the situation doesn’t get better over the next one week in Tinsukia, Dibrugarh and Guwahati (M) we will have to think of more strict restrictions to contain the spread. I am hopeful that in the coming 9 to 10 days the situation will get better.”

CM Himanta Biswa Sarma also said that from May 17, COVID-19 positive patients above 50 years of age not having attached bathroom and separate rooms in isolation will be compulsorily taken to COVID care centres and hospitals.

“We will also provide an aid of rupees two thousand to the people who are financially weak and are stuck inside containment zones,” added CM Sarma.

The Assam chief minister also informed that the State Health Department is aiming to conduct 20 thousand tests in Guwahati from May 17.

Talking about the vaccination centre, CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the government is planning to set up more vaccination centres in the state after there is availability of stocks.