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GUWAHATI | JUNE 24, 2020:
Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that a ward-wise lockdown will be imposed in Guwahati after 144 persons without travel history were tested positive for Covid-19, which is 'alarming'.
Sarma said that the state government has directed the administration in Kamrup (Metro) district which falls under Guwahati to decide to impose ward-wise total lockdown, whenever necessary, in the city apart from declaring containment zones in areas where COVID-19 cases have been reported.
The lockdown will initially be imposed for seven days and if necessary, it will be extended for another seven days, he added.
Sarma said that the situation in Guwahati is alarming and the state government is focused on measures to combat Covid-19 by further preventing from spreading to the community level in other districts.