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Containment zones withdrawn in wards 8, 16 & 28 in Guwahati

Containment zones in Ward no. 8, 16, and 28 in Guwahati have now been withdrawn after a gradual decrease in COVID-19 positivity rate was witnessed during the last two weeks.

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  17 May 2021 3:30 AM GMT

STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI: Containment zones in Ward no. 8, 16, and 28 in Guwahati have now been withdrawn after a gradual decrease in COVID-19 positivity rate was witnessed during the last two weeks.

This was informed via an official order issued by the office of the Deputy Commissioner.

Further the notification states, "In view of the gradual decrease in positivity rate of COVID-19 virus during last two weeks in the containment vines notified vide this office's order no. DDMA K(M)-03/2020/19: Dated: 05-05-2021, the containment order declaring containment zones in Ward No. 8, 16, 28 is hereby withdrawn w.e.f. 5:00 AM, 17. May 2021.

However, people of the said three wards will maintain COVID-19 protocols in a strict manner so that the further spread of the virus can be contained. Though the containment order is withdrawn, the restriction imposed by the State Disaster Management Authority, Assam issued vide No. ASDMA-24/2020/Pt-2/241; Dated: 12 May'2021 and other subsequent orders will be in force until further order.

Further the Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma via video conferencing directed the district administration on micro-containment zones as the wards are comparatively bigger when it comes to control the spread of COVID-19 infection.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner Kamrup (M) Biswajit Pegu in a press meet said that the administration has already analyzed the micro-containment zones and this would be implemented in coming days.

The DC also said that from May 9 till May 15, 70183, in which positive cases are 9160. Further earlier the positivity rate stood at above 15 percent and now has come down to 13 percent only.

"We urge the people of Guwahati to take preventative measures and follow the COVID-19 protocol," said the Deputy Commissioner.

Speaking on the death rate Kamrup (M) DC said that the state has witnessed a steep hike in the rate which is the result of late reporting of a COVID-9 critical patient.

"Till May 15 Guwahati recorded 573 deaths, hence to bring down the death rate we have to report the COVID-19 critical faster," he added.

In Guwahati currently the four cremation grounds are available- Bhootnath, Ulubari, Islampur Kabarsthan and Athgaon Kabarsthan. Further two more cremation grounds have been identified- Basistha cremation ground and Botagholi cremation ground.

Further, speaking in the meeting, Commissioner of Police, Guwahati, Munna Prasad Gupta said that people have to strictly follow the COVID-19 protocol and guidelines and have refrained people from unnecessary commotion at shops and market place.

The top cop further stated that since the ban of pillion riding and with the implementation of "Odd-Even" formula, the government has till now collected Rs. 82,5000 as fine. Further 279 vehicles have been seized and 1900 non FIR cases have been detected and without mask Rs. 95,5000 fine have been collected.

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