Breaking: Lockdown in Assam if situation goes out of control, hints CM
Guwahati: Amid the surge in the COVID cases in Assam, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal hinted at possible lockdown, if the situation goes out of control in the state.
The Chief Minister clearly mentioned that the Government doesn’t want to go to that extent; however, it is up to the people in the state to strictly follow the COVID protocols from now onwards.
“We don’t want to go to that stage; hence we appeal to the people of Assam not create such possibilities. People of Assam are well aware of the conditions and we believe that we can constraint the impact of COVID, if the people of Assam cooperate with us in the battle against the deadliest disease,” said CM Sonowal.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal also mentioned that a discussion on the roadmap ahead to combat the ongoing COVID 19 situation was held in presence of Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and other delegates at the Brahmaputra Guest House here in Guwahati on Monday.
An SOP in regard to COVID-19 will be issued on Tuesday by the Chief Secretary and DGP Assam Police, informed CM Sonowal.
CM Sonowal took to his official Twitter handle saying, “Discussed the roadmap ahead to combat the ongoing #COVID19 situation in presence of Health Minister Shri @himantabiswa and senior officials in Guwahati. We are taking all measures to keep citizens safe and healthy. Do #WearMask and please follow Govt guidelines.”
Meanwhile, the district administrations from several districts of Assam had already ordered a complete shutdown of Lower Primary Schools (both Government and Private) amidst the surge in COVID-19 cases in the state.