Assam government is setting up three covid care centres in and around Guwahati with one thousand 405 bed capacities.
Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, the covid centres would come up soon as necessary steps are already being taken. He said, 255 bed covid care centre at Kahikuchi , 400 bed centre at Sarusajai and 750 bed temporary hospital including 200 bed ICU is coming up at Khanapara. AIR correspondent reports that the Assam government has increased the testing , tracing and vaccination along with increasing infrastructure.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal clarified that the state government is not in favour of declaring lock down in the state. He however urged all to follow Covid protocols. Holding a review meeting at Jorhat last evening, Mr. Sonowal appealed citizens to follow all guidelines so that the situation does not not arise to declare lock down. Assam has recorded 2 thousand 384 cases yesterday. The positivity rate is 3 point 2 -9. Kamrup Metro district reported 883 cases which is the highest for any district. On the other hand, nearly 60 thousand persons have been vaccinated during the last 24 hours.