An old man sits across the roadside in Panbazar | Photo: Yimkumla Longkumer | ThePrint
An old man sits across the roadside in Panbazar | Photo: Yimkumla Longkumer | ThePrint
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Guwahati: The Assam government has imposed a 14-day complete lockdown in the Kamrup Metro district from 28 June to 12 July, even as the central authorities have issued guidelines for ‘Unlock 2.0’ — the phased re-opening of activities that had been barred to contain Covid-19’s spread in the country.

Assam has so far registered over 8,500 positive cases, with Guwahati alone recording more than 1,700. In the city, only pharmacies, hospitals and a few emergency services have been allowed to open during the lockdown period.

ThePrint’s Yimkumla Longkumer and Angana Chakrabarti bring you glimpses from the city.

People line up in a queue, while maintaining social distancing, with their cans to procure milk outside a booth in Fancy Bazar | Photo: Yimkumla Longkumer | ThePrint
People queuing up outside a milk booth, while maintaining social distancing, in the Fancy Bazar area | Photo: Yimkumla Longkumer | ThePrint
The new lockdown guideline states essential commodities like grocery & vegetable stores including meat shops will be shut, except for milk, baby food and medicines | Photo: Yimkumla Longkumer | ThePrint
The new lockdown guidelines state that grocery, vegetable stores and meat shops will remain shut, except for milk, baby food and medicines | Photo: Yimkumla Longkumer | ThePrint
The state's health minister cited that a review will be held after 7 days to inspect the situation whether to reopen groceries and other essential commodity stores for the rest of the remaining days of lockdown | Photo: Angana Chakrabarti | ThePrint
The state’s health minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma, has said that a review meeting will be held after seven days to inspect the situation and whether or not to reopen grocery and other essential commodity stores for the rest of the remaining lockdown days | Photo: Angana Chakrabarti | ThePrint
One of the sealed containment zone in Fancy Bazar. The Fancy bazar area is also deemed as one the major hotspot in the city | Photo: Yimkumla Longkumer | ThePrint
Fancy Bazar has been deemed as one of the major hotspots in the city. This is one of the containment zones in the area | Photo: Yimkumla Longkumer | ThePrint
 A milkman stands next to the sealed containment zone | Photo: Yimkumla Longkumer | ThePrint
A milkman stands next to the sealed containment zone in Fancy Bazar | Photo: Yimkumla Longkumer | ThePrint
A deserted view of Ulubari flyover in G S Road | Photo: Yimkumla Longkumer | ThePrint
A deserted view of the Ulubari flyover on G.S. Road | Photo: Yimkumla Longkumer | ThePrint
Police personnel from different units including CRPF have been deployed across the city in order to ensure non-violations of the lockdown norms, while drones are also used to monitor the situation | Photo: Yimkumla Longkumer | ThePrint
Personnel from different units, including the CRPF, have been deployed across the city to ensure compliance of the lockdown norms. Drones have also been used to monitor the situation | Photo: Yimkumla Longkumer | ThePrint
Around 65 vehicles have been detained, 6 people arrested and 6 cases registered in connection with lockdown violation in Guwahati on 30 June | Photo: Yimkumla Longkumer | ThePrint
Around 65 vehicles have been detained, 6 people arrested and 6 cases registered in connection with lockdown violations in Guwahati on 30 June | Photo: Yimkumla Longkumer | ThePrint

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