GUWAHATI: As the number of COVID-19 positive cases is having severe spike, total lockdown has been declared in Guwahati.
The lockdown will come into force in all the areas of Guwahati with effect from Sunday midnight for 14 days.
Addressing a press meet, Assam health minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma announced the decision.
“We do not have any other option. So lockdown has been imposed in the entire Kamrup (Metro) district till July 12,” said Dr. Sarma.
The decision has been taken with the rapid increase of COVID-19 positive cases in the city. Several patients with no travel history have been detected in Guwahati.
Earlier, total lockdown was imposed in 11 wards of Guwahati to contain the pandemic.