GUWAHATI, June 23 - From Wednesday, city dwellers will avail the facility of a COVID-19 screening centre in their respective municipal ward, where anyone can go through the test.
Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup Metro Biswajit Pegu today appealed to the public to voluntarily test themselves at these centres to contain the spread of novel coronavirus in the city.
The DC made the appeal on behalf of the State government while declaring total lockdown in 11 municipal wards.
�Anyone can test themselves for the COVID-19 at these centres. But, one who gives his or her swab for the test will have to go into self-quarantine until the result is out,� Pegu said.
Apart from the facilities, already, there are 12 centres that have been set up by the government for mass surveillance.
Addressing a press conference here, Pegu informed that in the past few days local COVID-19 positive cases have been surging in the city and many of these cases have no travel history. The containment zone policy has also failed in the city due to the lack of mass awareness, he added.
�In Guwahati, coronavirus cases are surging in certain pockets, where we have now decided to enforce total lockdown. I appeal to all the people residing in these areas to strictly follow the lockdown norms. In case of any emergency, please dial the emergency number of the police, the health department or the district administration,� Pegu said.
He stated that this time the police and the administration will not compromise in any manner in implementation of the lockdown rules and will take strict action against the violators.
The areas under lockdown in Guwahati
Ward No.2: Ferry Ghat Colony No.3, 4, 5 and 6; New Railway Colony, Institute Colony, Triangular Colony, Loco Colony, BBC Colony, Part of Sadilapur, Garpandu and Joymati Nagar.
Ward No.3: Rest Camp Colony, Water Works Railway Colony, Temple Ghat Colony, Maligaon Baripara area, Garpandu area, Adabari, Adabari Railway Colony, Green Park Colony, Ananda Nagar and Maligaon area.
Ward No.4: Kamakhya Temple, Kamakhya Colony area, Pandu Nath Basti and Kalipur area and the rest of Maligaon area.
Ward No.5: Maligaon Railway Colony (East and West), Gotanagar Railway Colony (West, Central and East), Gosala Railway Colony, Durgasarobar, Santipur and Bhutnath.
Ward No.6: Dhirenpara, Ganeshpara, Manpara, Datalpara, Kotahbari, Gorchuk and Jyotikuchi (part).
Ward No.7: Gotanagar (part), Gotanagar NC, Maligaon NC, Fatasil NC, Durgasarobar, Fatasil and Dhirenpara hillside.
Ward No.8: Kumarpara, Machkhowa, Athgaon (part) and Bharalumukh.
Ward No.9: Chatribari, Krishna Nagar, Tokobari, Fancy Bazar and Athgaon (part).
Ward No.10: Panbazar, Fancy Bazar (part) and Solapara.
Ward No.15: Bishnupur, Natunbasti, Bimalanagar, Mahendra Nagar, Sankarpur and Fatasil (part).
Ward No.16: Bhaskar Nagar, Barsapara, Dhirenpara (part), Ananda Nagar and Rongpathar.