Community transmission of Covid19 cases in Guwahati

In a major development, Assam’s health & family welfare (H&FW) minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma has confirmed community transmission of COVID-19 in the State Capital.

Community transmission of Covid19 cases in Guwahati
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In a major development, Assam’s health & family welfare (H&FW) minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma has confirmed community transmission of COVID-19 in the State Capital. Dr. Sarma informed media persons on Wednesday that so far 13 COVID-19 cases have been detected in Guwahati at community level.

“The infection in Guwahati has become a matter of grave concern. So far we have found 13 COVID-19 cases at community level,” said Dr. Sarma during his visits to different containment zones in the city.

In last three days three COVID-19 positive cases have been detected in Panbazar Harisabha area of Guwahati. The trio has no travel history. Along with Panbazar Harisabha, Bishnupur and Fatasil Ambari areas in the city have become hotbeds for COVID-19.

He feared that there could be a virus strain in the state capital city that required to be stopped immediately at any cost.  As people from different parts of the city went to Pan Bazaar area for buying medicines and other pharmaceutical equipment as most of the distributors and stockists were located there, Sarma said the government was contemplating enforcing a seven-day strict containment in the area, besides collecting samples. 

“We have to enforce strict containment,” Sarma added.