Guwahati (Assam), June 15 : With a spike in coronavirus infections, the Assam government is considering to reimpose lockdown in its main city Guwahati, depending on the result of 50,000 Covid-19 sample tests to be conducted soon.
A total of 218 Covid cases were reported on Sunday taking the total number of cases 4118.
Assam Health Minister yesterday said that If a sizable number of positive cases are found after 50,000 samples are tested in Guwahati, total lockdown will be reimposed in the commercial city.
Besides the lockdown, some strictest measures will be taken to check the spread of coronavirus.
North Eatern state of Mizoram on June 8 reimposed a total lockdown for two more weeks in a bid to curb the spread of the disease after return of natives from different parts of the country.
Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted this evening at 11.45 pm ” 📌Alert ~ 69 new #COVID19+ cases reported.16 Nagaon, 15 Dhubri, 12 Kamrup, 10 Jorhat, 6 Dhemaji, 4 Udalguri, 3 Kamrup (R), 3 Barpeta”
↗️Total cases 4118
↗️Active cases 2147
11:55 PM /June 14/Day’s total 218