Guwahati: Due to the steady and alarming rise of COVID-19 cases across Assam, the administration of Gogamukh village under the Dhemaji district has decided to impose total lockdown, commencing from today onwards. This lockdown will come to an end on July 10, next.
The Dhemaji district administration took this step to arrest the spread of the virus, which has continued to spread its tentacles in the nook and corners of Assam. At the same time, Dhemaji's administration has also been hit by the flood whammy, as the Upper Assam district is one of the worst affected in the second spate of floods in the state.
It has been witnessed that the COVID-19 has not only relegated to the larger areas of Assam like say, Guwahati metro. Yesterday, the Jorhat administration admitted that as many as 17 positive cases without travel history had been detected in the state.
Guwahati, meanwhile, which has reported the highest number of virus cases in the state, continues to be under lockdown, even as the world community scrambles to find a cure for the respiratory disease.
In Assam, the COVID-19 tally is nearing the 10,000 case mark. As per the state Government's records, 9,799 cases have been reported so far in the state, out f which 3,455 cases are active. 14 people have succumbed to death following virus complications.