Lockdown impact to be reviewed by July 11: Assam CS

GUWAHATI: Assam Chief Secretary, Kumar Sanjay Krishna on Wednesday said the impact of the ongoing lockdown in Kamrup Metropolitan district would be reviewed by Saturday.

Speaking to reporters here on Wednesday, Krishna said, “We do not want to speculate anything as of now but will review the performance of the ongoing lockdown by Saturday. Depending on the outcome of the lockdown by then, we will take a decision whether to extend or lift the lockdown.”

The surge of COVID-19 positive cases in the city however remained consistent with as many as 588 of the 814 cases in the state detected in Kamrup Metro district on Tuesday.

“Numbers are not encouraging. Self control is critical,” state health minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma reacted to the surge on Twitter.

More cases have been detected with mass tests, especially with the launch of rapid antigen detection (RAD) tests recently and the first-of-its-kind door-to-door testing done since Tuesday.

The health department plans to conduct door-to-door tests in more localities, including Fancy Bazar, a hotbed of coronavirus in the city,

Sarma, while talking to reporters, expressed optimism that the combination of mass rapid antigen tests and strict lockdown would “certainly have a positive impact and bring down the COVID-19 cases in the city considerably in the next couple of days.”

 

 

 

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