The Kamrup (M) district administration is likely to impose total lockdown in seven municipal wards from Tuesday.
As per highly placed sources, the lockdown will remain in place for 14 days. The metro district administration will announce the details of localities where lockdown will be clamped shortly.
Earlier, State Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that 7 wards in Guwahati have been identified as HOTSPOT and the government is likely to impose the lockdown in these wards. The wards are Ward No 2, 3, 4, 5, 15, 16, and Ward No 10.
The areas identified as COVID-19 HOTSPOT are Pandu, Maligaon, Jalukbari, Fatasil Ambari, Dhirenpara, Lokhra.
He further informed that the highest number of positive cases of COVID-19 has been recorded under Fatasil Ambari police station with 69 cases followed by Bharalumukh police station with 51 cases while 31 cases have been reported under Jalukbari police station and 25 under Panbazaar police station.