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Assam: Joint Flag March By Police and CRPF to curb Public Movement

Police and CRPF carried out a joint flag march in several places of Golaghat district on Saturday to restrict the movement of public in the Covid hit district.

With seven districts in Assam, a full lockdown was also announced in Golaghat to control the rising surge of Covid-19 infection.

On Friday evening with an immediate order, Golaghat Deputy Commissioner Manvendra Pratap Singh was transferred out of the district for failing to control Covid-19 cases in Golaghat. Bajali Deputy Commissioner Mrigesh Narayan Barua was transferred to Golaghat to take charge as DC immediately.

Golaghat district, which has been badly hit by Covid-19 on Friday recorded a total of 209 Covid-19 positive cases and in a span of 10 days, 2725 cases have been recorded in the district.

Assam Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary, who was in Golaghat district for three-day tour to review Covid-19 situation in the district on Saturday has ordered a flag March at Bokakhat after the Covid-19 situation worsened in the area.

Talking to media persons, Chandra Mohan Patowary said, “The Covid-19 situation worsened in Golaghat district after rising in cases in past few days. Till Friday the positivity rate is 4 % in Golaghat. Strict measures should be taken to control the rising cases. I have held a review meeting with the health officials and various departments of Golaghat and discussed measures to control the rising cases,”.

Patowary announced that a flag march has also been ordered in Golaghat and Sarupathar from Saturday to curb public movement.

Later, Golaghat administration has clarified that no flag march was ordered in Golaghat but the drive was a joint patrolling by police and CPMF personnel to restrict unnecessary public movement in the affected district.

Due to the worsening situation in several districts of Assam because of the pandemic, strict measures have been taken by the state government to impose total containment zones and lockdown in seven districts to prevent any further spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

On Friday, Assam registered 2,493 new Covid-19 cases, pushing the active caseload of the state to 21,689, while 24 deaths were reported and 2,946 patients were discharged from hospitals.

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