COVID Scare: An Assam town imposed self-styled ‘Complete Lockdown’

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A prime business hub between the Kokrajhar and Bongaigaon towns of lower Assam has recorded some 100 cases of Covid 19 in the second wave so far
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GUWAHATI: A ‘self-styled’ complete lockdown has been imposed at Basugaon, a town in lower Assam’s Chirang district under the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC), some 250 km from the capital city, owing to the surge in Covid19 cases across the state as well as the area.

Though the state government has not yet declared a complete lockdown anywhere in the state, various students and trading groups have decided to call for a complete lockdown at Basugaon for at least three days starting from Friday dawn.

Subho Mazumdar, a resident of Basugaon and BTC Bengali federation said, “All student and youth groups’ local units along with the Bazar committees have decided to call for the lockdown from Friday to Sunday. The reason behind this is obviously rising Covid cases in Basugaon.”

Basugaon, a prime business hub between the Kokrajhar and Bongaigaon towns of lower Assam has recorded some 100 cases of Covid 19 in the second wave so far. However, due to the lack of Covid Care Centre (CCC) nearby, at least four containment zones were created by the administration.

He said, “People residing in containment zones were found to be flouting the norms and roaming freely. We want the administration to immediately set up a CCC in the locality.”

Chirang district has registered at least 276 Covid positive cases in the last 10 days.

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