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COVID-19 update: Guwahati to come under Orange zone, says Centre

COVID-19 update: Guwahati to come under Orange zone, says Centre

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  17 April 2020 12:51 AM GMT

GUWAHATI: Guwahati to come under Orange zone, informed the Central government.

Golaghat, Morigaon, Nalbari, Goalpara and Dhubri have been identified as hotspot districts with cluster.

Union health secretary Preeti Sudan said, "Hotspots (designated red zones) will be assumes to be undertaking effective containment activities, if no case is reported in next 14 days (designated orange zones) and will be deemed successful in containment, if no case is reported for 28 days (designated green zones)."

Prime Minister Modi urged people to follow lockdown measures until May 3.

PM Modi in his address to the nation said that one must be very vigilant about hot-spots.

Close watch needs to be kept on places that can become hot spots for coronavirus he said.

Modi said that an evaluation of places will soon happen to see if lockdown has been followed in tne region or not.

He said, “Until 20th April, every town, every police station, every district, every state will be evaluated on how much the lockdown is being followed.The extent to which theregion has protected itself from Coronavirus will be noted.

Areas that will succeed in this litmus test, which will not be in the hot-spot category, and will have less likelihood to turn into a hot-spot;maybe allowed to open up select necessary activities from 20thApril. However, keep in mind, this permission will be conditional, and the rules for going out will be very strict. Permission will be withdrawn immediately if lockdown rules are broken, and spread of Coronavirus risked. Hence, we must make sure we ourselves don’t become careless, not allow anyone else do so. A detailed guideline will be issued by the Government tomorrow in this regard.”

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