Assam Govt Seeks Centre's Permission to Not Follow its Zone Demarcation Orders
GUWAHATI: Assam Health Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma, in a press meet today said that the state government has written to the central government requesting permission not to follow the zonal demarcations as given by the Centre.
As such Assam would not be demarcating its districts into red, orange and green zones any further.
"If positive cases are found at Fancy Bazar area, why should people of Noonmati remain confined? Guwahati is a big city and we cannot close down the entire city," said Sarma.
Instead of blanket zoning of districts the state government will be allocating containment and buffer zones to specific areas as required.
This suggestion has been forwarded in view of the livelihood of the people of the state.
Therefore, although the containment zones are increasing in numbers in Guwahati, the blanket zoning of the entire city from green to orange or red has not been made.