Guwahati To Have Another Intensive Round of COVID-19 Testing
GUWAHATI: The Assam government is conducting another round of random COVID -19 tests across Guwahati from 12th to 14th October.
Apart from conducting the antigen test and RT-PCR tests, the team of appointed personnel is also conducting contract tracing of positive patients.
An order issued by the Deputy Commissioner's Office, Kamrup (M) District stated, "As per the directive of the Health & Family Welfare Department, Govt. of Assam and in
the interest of containment of COVID-19 and maintenance of public Health & Hygiene, an intensive COVID-19 testing arrangement has been initiated w.e.f 12. to 14. October. 2020 in the Kamrup Metropolitan district. Accordingly, all State Government offices including Educational Establishment, Central Govt. Offices including Educational Establishments, Public Undertakings under Central and State Governments, Shops and Commercial Establishments including Malls and warehouses, Residential Apartments and individual households, other public and private offices and agencies are directed to cooperate with the Teams deputed from the COVID-19 Counselling Centres under District Administration and Health & Family Welfare Department without any conditions for carrying out of Rapid Antigen Test and RTPCR Test on the said dates.”
Any obstruction and violation of this order will attract punitive action under the Disaster Management Act, 2005, and Epidemic Control Act of India, 1897.
Earlier, another such round of random testing was conducted from 28th to 30th September in Guwahati.
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