Assam saw the death of another COVID-19 patient on Sunday, 45-year-old Hemanga Majumdar, a resident of Khanapara in Guwahati, even as the state’s recovery rate from the virus shot to 71 percent. During the day, 274 cured patients were also discharged from different hospitals across the State, taking the total number of discharged persons to 5,088. The number of positive cases in the state stood at 7,165.
The State health department today recruited 300 nurses on regular basis in Guwahati Medical College “in order to strengthen the nursing work force in the fight against COVID-19”. On the other hand, Ayursundra Hospital in the city will also treat COVID-19 patients. The State health department has signed an MoU with the hospital.
Meanwhile Assam Police on Sunday said that the new 14-day lockdown in Guwahati will be very strict. In fact in a bid to ensure a strict lockdown, the city police will use five drones for surveillance. The drones will keep a close watch round-the-clock in the COVID-19 sensitive areas like Panbazar, Fancy Bazar, etc., of the city, so that there are no violations.
Police Commissioner Munna Prasad Gupta said that along with the drones, police forces will keep round-the-clock surveillance in every location of the city.
“Already we have made public announcements to make the people aware about the lockdown. This time there will be no compromise. Any violation of the lockdown will attract legal action as per the Disaster Management Act and IPC,” Gupta added.