Assam Legislative Assembly being fogged on Monday
Assam Legislative Assembly being fogged on Monday|EastMojo image

Assam: GMC takes preventive measures amid coronavirus threat

In the meantime, the civic body of Guwahati has already started a week-long citywide drive to check unhygienic meat shops and food joints starting from Monday

Simran Bajaj

Simran Bajaj

Guwahati: As the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow in India, the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) has initiated several preventive measures. All departments of GMC have been directed to sanitise office premises and devices, cleanliness of market areas and surrounding areas, informed a press release.

In the meantime, the department has already started a weeklong citywide drive to check unhygienic meat shops and food joints from Monday.

Awareness generation and free health check-up camps in collaboration with Joint Director of Health Services, Kamrup (M) have been organised for GMC staff and sanitary workers.

Market places under GMC have already been cleaned for COVID-19 and continued monitoring process is on.

Simultaneously, fogging in a different department and government premises began on Monday starting from Assam Legislative Assembly among other places.

Dr Anindita Chanda of GMC said three fogging teams have been deployed in the city with one vehicle-mounted machine and five handheld devices each. "Today, the teams will carry out the process in IAS colony, staff college, Panbazar Railway station, Kamakhya Temple, Assam Secretariat and the surrounding area, among others."

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