"We are now left with no choice but to impose a complete lockdown for 14 days from June 28 midnight, and this time it will be very strict as no grocery shops will be allowed to open or supply of vegetables and other essentials will be permitted for the first seven days," he said.
The government will enforce a complete lockdown in other towns and municipal areas on weekends from June 27 every week till the COVID-19 outbreak is arrested.
The state government will review the lockdown situation in Guwahati after seven days from the enforcement of the restrictions, he said.
There will be a total lockdown in Kamrup (Metro) and only emergency services will be allowed, he added.
The state has reported 6,646 COVID-19 cases so far.
The number of active cases is now 2,601, while 4,033 have recovered from the disease.
Nine people have died of the disease and three have migrated to other states.
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