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 - International Flights: Singapore Airlines Begins Flight Operations From India Through VTL: Check Full Schedule Here
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 - Delhi Metro Services To Resume As Per Regular Weekend Schedule On All Lines From Today
A total of 3,51,753 samples have been tested for the disease in the state so far. Also Read - Haryana Relaxes Lockdown Curbs; Allows Cinema Halls, Theatres To Open With 50% Capacity | Full List of Guidelines Here
“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.