7 Wards Identified as Hot Spots in Guwahati, Possibility of Ward-Wise Lockdown
GUWAHATI: “114 people have tested positive in Guwahati in the past 2 days. These people do not have any travel history and were found in the 12 COVID-19 screening centres set up in the city,” said health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in a press conference on June 22.
Saying that community transmission in Guwahati is worrisome, the health ministry has asked the district administration to implement ward-wise lockdown in the next few days if situations turn for the worse.
7 wards in Guwahati are demarcated as hot spots by the health minister; these are:
• Ward 2: Pandu
• Ward 3: Jalukbari
• Ward 4: Adabari
• Ward 5: Durga Sarobar
• Ward 10: Gauhati Club
• Ward 15: Ambari, Fatasil
• Ward 16: Rupnagar
As of now 31 people from Jalukbari, 69 from Fatasil Ambari area, 51 from Bharalumukh and 25 from Panbazar have been tested positive, these areas were demarcated as ‘Point of Concern’ by Sarma.
“Fancy Bazar is a major hot spot. Most positive cases are somehow found to have some connection with the area. Surely more people of the area are carriers of the disease,” said Sarma.
Further the minister urged people of Fancy Bazar to show up for voluntary screening.
Sarma further added, “The situation in Guwahati is not yet critical, although worrisome. Campaigns need to be done on the COVID-19 protocols like wearing mask, social distancing and others. If people are not careful, the situation in Guwahati might turn critical in about a week.”