Assam plans house-to-house testing in Guwahati

Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday has said that in its bid to contain the spread of novel coronavirus in Guwahati, the state health department will now carry out house-to-house tests, beginning from Ward No. 2 in the Pandu locality.

In a recent tweet, Sharma said: “In a first of its kind initiative on mass testing in Assam, the Health Department will carry out house-to-house Covid tests in Ward No 2 (Pandu area) of Guwahati Municipality, beginning Tuesday (July 7). We target to complete 3,000 tests in the ward in two days.”

State health officials told the media that if required, the house-to-house testing may be carried in other localities as well.

Meanwhile Sarma on Monday visited the 450-bed COVID care centre being set up at Havells India factory compound at Changsari. “It shall be functional soon, and will add up to our infrastructure,” he said.

Of the total 735 new COVID-19 positive cases detected in the state on Sunday, of which 552 alone were from Guwahati.