Covid-19 Outbreak: Guwahati Declared Orange Zone by Central Govt
GUWAHATI: Guwahati city which falls under Kamrup (M) district of Assam has been declared Orange Zone by the Union Health Ministry.
To tackle the outbreak of coronavirus in an effective and structured manner, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has classified country's districts in three zones - Red, Orange and Green — based on the severity of outbreak in those areas.
Golaghat, Nalbari, Dhubri, Goalpara and Morigaon districts of Assam have been declared red zone, that is, coronavirus hotspot. Districts in the red zone need to have focused attention owing to a large number of Covid-19 cases and high growth rate.
The districts of South Salmara, Lakhimpur, Kamrup, Cachar, Karimganj, Kamrup (M), and Hailakandi have been declared orange zone. The areas with a limited number of cases in the past and with no surge in positive cases recently would be included under the orange zone.
Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Biswanath, Karbi Anglong (W), Udalguri, Tinsukia, Sonitpur, Sibsagar, Nagaon, Majuli, Kokrajhar, Karbi Anglog, Hojai, Dima Hasao, Darrang, Chirang, Charaideo, Bongaigaon, Barpeta and Baksa districts have been declared green zone. There are the areas that have not reported positive coronavirus cases.
In total, the ministry has identified 170 hotspot districts under the 'Red Zone'. This is further divided into two groups i.e. there are 123 hotspot districts with a large outbreak and 47 hotspot districts with clusters.