Guwahati: Looking at the rising positivity rate and rise in mortality in COVID-19 patients, the state government is likely to impose lockdown in three districts of Assam within the next two days.
Three districts namely Guwahati (Kamrup Metro), Dibrugarh and Tinsukia might come under complete lockdown, if the situation worsens more in the coming days, informed Health Minister Keshab Mahanta.
Speaking to the media, Health Minister Keshab Mahanta said, “The Covid 19 situation in Kamrup Metro, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia is little complicated, compared to other districts in the state. If such kind of decisions is made, the government will announce a special economic package for the worker’s section.”
Minister Mahanta also mentioned that the Government of Assam will impose more restrictions in other parts of urban areas if the situation worsens. The decision will be taken within this week.
Meanwhile, Assam Government is likely to restrict Inter-district movement in the state from Monday onwards amid the COVID surge in the state.
It is noteworthy to mention that the positivity rates in several districts are showing increasing trends.
The positivity rates in Kokrajhar district is 32.4%, Tinsukia is 31.2%, Nalbari is 29.6%, Dibrugarh is 23.7%, Hojai is 21.6% , Kamrup metro is 19.1 %, Morigaon is 17.6%, Dhubri is 16.6%, Sonitpur is 15.4%, Nagaon is 15%, Cachar is 15%.
Out of the total 33 districts in Assam, the positivity rate has increased in at least 25 districts from May 9 to 15.