Home quarantine till RT-PCR results: Deputy Commissioner Biswajit Pegu
Given the increasing COVID cases in the district, the Kamrup Metro District Administration on Friday issued an order stating that the persons who undergo RT-PCR test
GUWAHATI: Given the increasing COVID cases in the district, the Kamrup Metro District Administration on Friday issued an order stating that the persons who undergo RT-PCR test will have to stay under home isolation until the results of the test are out.
Addressing a meeting at the Deputy Commissioner's Conference Hall here on Friday, Kamrup Metro Deputy Commissioner Biswajit Pegu said that the persons will be under the observation of the police and health workers until their reports are out.
Pegu said that there is a possibility that a COVID positive person can transmit the virus between the interval of the test and the results.
The meeting was attended by the Kamrup Metro District Development Commissioner Nibedan Das Patowary, GMC (Guwahati Municipal Corporation) Additional Commissioner Pulak Mahanta, among several senior officials from the Health Department.
The DC has issued directions to the officials to take initiatives to reduce the number of COVID cases in the next 10 days.
He directed them to conduct COVID tests in the market areas and also laid the stress to test the people associated with e-commerce and various ride-hailing platforms.
In the coming days, the district administration will hold meetings with different public committees under six zones of the district to spread awareness of the dreaded virus.
In another meeting, the DC instructed the owners of different laboratories of the district to provide RT-PCR results within 24 hours.
It is to be noted that a total of 263 COVID cases were registered in Kamrup Metro on July 15. From July 6 to 15, as many as 2,122 cases were registered in the district. Kamrup Metro has registered the second-highest 10-day spike in COVID cases across the State after Golaghat district (2,284 cases).
Positive cases in the last 10 days from July 6 to 15, as many as 2122 cases were reported in the district. This is the second-largest figure in 10 days after Golaghat (2,284).