Photos: Guwahati enters 14-day total lockdown as Covid-19 cases rise

Assam, the state worst hit by the coronavirus in India's northeast has placed its capital Guwahati and the larger Kamrup Metropolitan Area under a 14-day hard lockdown. Beginning on the evening of June 27, all services except pharmacies were shut with no providsions for movement passes like in earlier lockdowns due to observed misuse. The state hopes to reign in the steadily rising number of cases of the deadly virus with the lockdown which shall remain in place till July 12.

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Security personnel enforcing a complete lockdown by the Assam Government to curb the spread of coronavirus stop a commuter in Guwahati on June 29. The number of coronavirus cases in Assam have risen to 7,795 yesterday after 302 more people tested positive for the virus according to the covid19india.org dashboard. (PTI)

Security personnel enforcing a complete lockdown by the Assam Government to curb the spread of coronavirus stop a commuter in Guwahati on June 29. The number of coronavirus cases in Assam have risen to 7,795 yesterday after 302 more people tested positive for the virus according to the covid19india.org dashboard. (PTI)

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A road wears a deserted look after authorities declared a complete lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus in Guwahati on June 29. The 14-day lockdown extends to the entire Kamrup Metropolitan district, under which the state capital Guwahati also falls. (PTI)

A road wears a deserted look after authorities declared a complete lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus in Guwahati on June 29. The 14-day lockdown extends to the entire Kamrup Metropolitan district, under which the state capital Guwahati also falls. (PTI)

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Even grocery and vegetable shops will remain closed during the period of the lockown. People across the city thronged markets and department stores to stock for essentials on June 28. According to a report by PTI, taking advantage of the situation, retailers of vegetables and fishes had increased the prices of goods in almost all areas of the city. (PTI)

Even grocery and vegetable shops will remain closed during the period of the lockown. People across the city thronged markets and department stores to stock for essentials on June 28. According to a report by PTI, taking advantage of the situation, retailers of vegetables and fishes had increased the prices of goods in almost all areas of the city. (PTI)

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The Inter-State Bus Terminal (ISBT) wears a deserted look in Guwahati on June 29. Authorities have decided not to issue any vehicle passes even for essential services providers during the fortnight’s lockdown after observing many instances of their misuse during the nationwide lockdown that had come into effect on March 25, PTI reported. (ANI)

The Inter-State Bus Terminal (ISBT) wears a deserted look in Guwahati on June 29. Authorities have decided not to issue any vehicle passes even for essential services providers during the fortnight’s lockdown after observing many instances of their misuse during the nationwide lockdown that had come into effect on March 25, PTI reported. (ANI)

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A flyover wears a deserted look in Guwahati on June 29. The Kamrup Metropolitan district will remain under total lockdown till July 12. The only exception made by authorities during this period has been for pharmacies which will be allowed to function. (PTI)

A flyover wears a deserted look in Guwahati on June 29. The Kamrup Metropolitan district will remain under total lockdown till July 12. The only exception made by authorities during this period has been for pharmacies which will be allowed to function. (PTI)

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Passengers walk along an empty stretch of a road in Guwahati on June 29. Former chief minister Tarun Gogoi has criticised the decision to impose a stricter lockdown in Guwahati and blamed it on the inefficacy of Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. (ANI)

Passengers walk along an empty stretch of a road in Guwahati on June 29. Former chief minister Tarun Gogoi has criticised the decision to impose a stricter lockdown in Guwahati and blamed it on the inefficacy of Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. (ANI)

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A couple of dogs nap near a fuel dispenser at a petrol pump amid the state government imposed he complete lockdown in Guwahati on June 29. As per the data released by health ministry yesterday, Assam remains the worst hit northeastern state in terms of caseload. The state has so far recorded only 11 deaths due to Covid-19. (ANI)

A couple of dogs nap near a fuel dispenser at a petrol pump amid the state government imposed he complete lockdown in Guwahati on June 29. As per the data released by health ministry yesterday, Assam remains the worst hit northeastern state in terms of caseload. The state has so far recorded only 11 deaths due to Covid-19. (ANI)

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