Guwahati: To ensure effective implementation of the lockdown that came into effect on June 28, the Guwahati city police has will resort to the to use of five drones for surveillance, as a part of their "special strategy."
According to statistics with respect to COVID-19 cases, the 'Unlock 1' phase has done more harm than good which is clearly evident from the steep rise in the number of COVID-19 positive cases in the state of Assam. To address this problem and to ensure the welfare and well-being of its citizens, the government of Assam had come to the conclusion that a complete lockdown in Kamrup district is imminent and the same shall be enforced from June 29 for the period of 14 days.
Mayank Kumar who is the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Traffic has iterated that the focus shall be in localities where a comparatively larger number of people have tested positive, including but not limited to Fancy Bazar, Hatigaon, etc. This is done keeping in view the fact that these areas had seen significant cases of lockdown violations previously.
Munna Prasad Gupta, Police Commissioner, says that there will be an effort from the end of police forces to ensure around-the-clock surveillance in every location of the city.
The Commissioner also placed emphasis on the fact that this lockdown shall be very stringent in nature and any infringement of the lockdown rules as laid down shall result in legal action in accordance with the provisions of Disaster Management Act, 2005 and Indian Penal Code, 1960.
The lockdown entails the complete shutdown of all establishments, offices, shops, and services, including some essential commodities, with the special exception of pharmacies and other medical services.