New Delhi: Amid rapid surge in COVID-19 cases, a complete lockdown has been imposed in the entire Kamrup Metropolitan district from the midnight of 28th June for the next 14 days. Speaking to reporters, Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said,”Medical stores to remain open during the lockdown”. Also Read - Unlock 2 in Jammu and Kashmir: Shopping Malls Can Reopen, Movement of Individuals For Non-essential Activities Remains Prohibited
Besides, weekend lockdown on Saturdays and Sundays to be enforced in urban areas in Assam. “Areas falling under the jurisdiction of town committees and municipalities will come under the ambit of the weekend lockdown and will continue until further notice”, Sarma added.
With the reinforcement of the lockdown, the famous Kamakhya Temple, Maligaon, Fatasil, Panbazar and parts of Fancy Bazar would come under the restrictions.
Assam’s tally of coronavirus has reached 6,646, while the recovery rate of coronavirus patients is above 60 per cent in the state.
Of the 6,646 cases, 2,601 are active. Assam has witnessed nine deaths due to the disease, 4,033 patients have been discharged and three have migrated out of the state, Sarma said yesterday. Also Read - Soft Copies, 6 Feet Distance, Sanitisers: New Rules For Parliamentary Panel Meets
A total of 3,51,753 samples have been tested for the disease in the state so far. Also Read - COVID in Maharashtra Today: 1 Death Every 7 Minutes, 265 New Cases Every Hour
“Our aggressive testing continues, and thanks to stupendous efforts of the team, today our #COVID19 tests count reached 351,753,” Sarma said in a tweet.