GUWAHATI: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday said his government will take even more stringent steps to put a spanner on the spread of COVID-19 positive cases even as there are reports of clamping of lockdown in the State's capital city from Friday.
Sonowal along with Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma on Thursday evening took stock of the prevailing COVID-19 situation in the State particularly the abrupt spike in positive cases especially in Guwahati. During the meeting, the CM said that for the health and wellbeing of the people, the Health and Family Welfare Department should take steps so that the pandemic does not slip into a catastrophic incident. He also stressed the need to astutely follow the COVID-safety protocols throughout the State.
While apprising the Chief Minister of the sequel of measures taken so far including the containment zone and imposition of lockdown in 11 municipal wards in Guwahati, Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup Metro Biswajit Pegu gave a detailed account of all the safety norms put in place for the containment and control of coronavirus positive cases.
Principal Secretary of Health and Family Welfare Samir Kumar Sinha informed Sonowal that for spreading the coverage of COVID-19 tests, the number of testing centres have been increased from the existing 12 centres in Guwahati.
Chief Secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna, Chief Minister's Principal Secretary Sanjay Lohiya, Principal Secretary Health Samir Kumar Sinha, CEO ASDMA S. Manivannan were present at the meeting.
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