The flyover in Jalukbari in Guwahati wears a deserted look amid heavy downpour on Monday morning Credit: EastMojo image

Guwahati: In a bid to contain the COVID-19 outbreak in Guwahati, Assam government has imposed a 14-day total lockdown in the city effective from Sunday midnight.

The lockdown comes in place as a substantial number of COVID-19 cases are being reported from the city. Just on Sunday, a total of 327 new COVID-19 cases were detected across Assam, out of which 195 were from Guwahati alone.

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On the first day of the lockdown on Monday, Team EastMojo went out to the streets and arterial roads of the city located in Assam’s Kamrup (Metro) district to get a real feel of the situation.

Check out some of the pictures that we captured:

The flyover highway of Jalukbari wears a deserted look amid the heavy downpour
The otherwise choked area of Chandmari Flyover on Monday
Only pharmacies and hospitals are allowed to remain open but with no one out on streets this shop owner holds a solemn look
The only flurry of human activities came in the form of police officials checking the passes of the few commuters
Police officials are on high alert in every potential gathering cum jam-prone places
Only those with valid passes or those who have already booked flight or train tickets are allowed to pass through the plethora of check points
‘We have already sent over 8 two-wheelers to the police station by 9 am today,’ said an officer on duty in front of Anuradha Cineplex
While clicking this photo in Fancy Bazar, we saw a policeman running after a commuter who was roaming without any particular reason (bottom left corner)
The chase although ended after a few seconds
Yet another commuter caught the attention of police officers in Fancy Bazar are
He, however, was out on a medical emergency as the policeman checked the date in the bill
Not all has the luxury of a safe roof above their head
A commuter stands in the heavy rain (who wished to have his face hidden) awaiting for any form of transportation to take him to Mirza
Strict vigilance is maintained in Serabhati traffic point
Chandmari to Narengi road maintained the desolate look as well

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