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GUWAHATI | MAY 15, 2020:
In the last couple of days, green zone in Assam has been reporting COVID-19 cases including Guwahati where 28 positive cases and death were reported after the center notified the area as a green zone, the government of Assam has written to the central government preferring using containment and buffer zones for the area where a positive case has been found and its surrounding areas.
In a press release, Health Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma, said that the state government has written to the central government requesting permission not to follow the zonal demarcations as given by the Centre.
He said that the Assam government has officially given its view to Delhi that the state doesn't want to follow this concept of zones as these are misnomers. "Suppose, if positive cases are detected in Fancy Bazaar, how are people in Noonmati (both areas located in Guwahati but at a distance of 9 km) affected by it?", Sarma said.