281 fresh Covid-19 cases in Assam, tally 2,19,461

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GUWAHATI, April 9: Altogether 281 fresh Covid-19 positive cases were reported in the state on Friday taking the total number of positive cases to 2,19,461, an official report of National Health Mission (NHM) here said.

Of the fresh cases, 153 have been reported from the Kamrup Metropolitan district.

“Overall positivity rate is 1.12 per cent,” the report said.

10 more fresh cases have been detected in Sonitpur district on Friday. Till now 35 tested positive in the district in the second wave of coronavirus.

Seven new areas have been declared as containment zones in the district. They are: Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi Girls Hostel, Tezpur, No 3 Gormara, Chariduar, Bakula Gaon Chariduar, Sonaimiri, Lokhora, Monmohini Par Bagicha No 2 Gotonga near 4 Corps headquarters at Mission Chariali and E Block 404 Royal Awas Paruwa.

In Biswanath district, the district administration has declared two fresh containment zones at Behali police station and at Kuhiyarbari village under Behali police station on Friday.

According to the information, one Narayan Baruah, assistant sub inspector of Behali Police Station tested Covid-19 positive.

One Kamal Chetry (44), a resident of Kuhiyarbari village under Behali Police Station tested Covid-19 positive and the area was declared as a containment zone.

Any unauthorised entry or movement within the notified area will attract action under the provision of ‘The Assam Covid-19 Regulations, 2020’, ‘The Disaster management Act-2005’, ‘The Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897’ and other relevant laws of the nation.


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