Ward-wise total lockdown likely to be imposed in Guwahati


GUWAHATI: With the increasing number of COVID-19 positive cases in Guwahati, the government has been mulling on to impose ward-wise total lockdown in the city.

Addressing a press meet in Guwahati on Monday, Assam health minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma said that health department has recommended the administration to impose ward-wise total lockdown for 7 days. It could be later extended to 14 days.

“Entire ward should be kept under lockdown initially for a period of 7 days. If it is necessary then it can be extended to another 7 days,” minister Sarma said.

He mentioned that ward no. 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 15 and 16 have become hotspots of COVID-19 in the city.

“We have recommended not a narrow containment zone, we have recommended a bigger containment zone,” Sarma added.