Assam: 4 containment zones declared in Guwahati over COVID19 cases
Guwahati: As four positive COVID-19 cases were detected in Guwahati on Thursday night, the state government on Friday declared four containment zones in the city -- two boys hostels at Gauhati Medical College & Hospital (GMCH), Dr B Borooah Cancer Institue and Amiya Nagar.
Highly placed sources informed EastMojo that boys hostel No. 1 and 5 of GMCH has been declared as a full containment zone for 14 days after a PG student tested positive for the virus. All the students from both the hostels are being currently screened, informed the sources.
The biggest government hospital of the state has been closed for new patients for the next few days, informed Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
Further, Dr B Borooah Cancer Institue and Amiya Nagar in Chandmari of Guwahati have also been cordoned off for the next 14 days.
No entry or exit is allowed from the containment zones during the next 14 days.
According to reports, the granddaughter of a sanitation worker from the premier cancer institute tested positive for COVID-19, following which all services in the hospital have been suspended till Sunday, May 10.
Guwahati, which earlier was under green zone, is now likely to be shifted to orange zone, though, so far, there has been no official update.
Till Thursday, the city had reported only one COVID-19 case who was discharged from the hospital after testing negative last month. The new cases take the city's total to five.