Guwahati/ New Delhi:
Assam has prolonged the present lockdown in Guwahati for the subsequent two weeks from Monday to test the unfold of coronavirus. Solely pharmacies shall be open for the subsequent seven days, Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma stated this afternoon as he introduced one of many strictest lockdowns within the metropolis for the reason that starting of the pandemic and stated: “Store by Sunday”.
An evening-curfew shall be noticed throughout Assam for the subsequent two weeks, he added.
A pointy surge in new coronavirus sufferers in Guwahati since June 15 prompted the state to take the choice, Himanta Biswa Sarma stated.
With over 6,300 coronavirus instances, Assam is among the worst-affected states within the northeast. 9 deaths linked to the extremely contagious sickness have been recorded to this point, based on the Union Well being Ministry.
India’s corornavirus tally soared to 4.9 lakh instances this morning after greater than 17,000 new infections had been recorded within the final 24 hours.