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Guwahati to go under total lockdown after two days?

GUWAHATI: Guwahati may go under total lockdown after two days if the cases of COVID -19 infections keep rising in the district.

Earlier this week, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Biswajit Pegu held a meeting with officials from the state health and police departments after which the city police was directed to ensure strict COVID-19 protocols in Kamrup (M).

It’s worth noting that after several weeks of continuously dropping trends, the number of cases of infection in Kamrup (M) has suddenly increased in the last few days.

Reports suggest that if the numbers continue to rise, a city-wide lockdown will be very difficult to avert.

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As many as 7 districts (Goalpara, Golaghat, Jorhat, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur, and Morigaon) have already been put under total containment as the rate of infections is still very high there.

Moreover, for a week, the districts of Sivasagar and Dibrugarh are being kept under close watch.

Assam in the past 24 hours reported 2,493 new cases of COVID-19 pushing the tally to 5,29,693.

On the other hand, the state reported 24 fresh fatalities due to the infection.

As many as 247 cases were reported in the Kamrup Metro district, followed by 209 in Golaghat, 176 in Jorhat, and 173 in Lakhimpur.

The state currently has 21,689 active cases and 5,01,869 people infected with the virus have recovered from the infection.

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