After Dima Hasao, Jorhat to go under lockdown due to COVID-19

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Published: July 7,2020 08:28 AM
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July 07, 2020: In a bid to contain the spread of COVID-19 or coronavirus, ‘total lockdown’ to be imposed in areas under the Jorhat Municipal Board, Assam from 7 pm of July 9 to July 15.

July 07, 2020: In a bid to contain the spread of COVID-19 or coronavirus, ‘total lockdown’ to be imposed in areas under the Jorhat Municipal Board, Assam from 7 pm of July 9 to July 15. 



According to the order of the District Magistrate and Chairperson, DDMA, Jorhat, all the weekly huts/markets will remain closed in the entire district by this order.



Notably, Jorhat is the third district in the Assam to impose a complete shutdown.



On Sunday, a two-week complete lockdown was imposed in Dima Hasao district of the state. Dima Hasao Deputy Commissioner Paul Barua on Sunday announced that strict restrictions will be imposed to curb any possible community transmission of COVID-19.



It may be added that he Assam government had previously announced a total lockdown in Guwahati from June 29 to July 12, the worst-hit city due to the viral infection in the state.





The total number of cases has risen to 12,522 in the state including 7,882 discharged cases, 4,623 active cases and 14 deaths.