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COVID-19: Disinfection drive conducted at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital

Assam Health Department and Guwahati Municipal Corporation along with fire and emergency services carried out a disinfection drive at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) on Thursday in the wake of coronavirus threat.

ANI | Guwahati (Assam) | Updated: 26-03-2020 22:43 IST | Created: 26-03-2020 22:43 IST
COVID-19: Disinfection drive conducted at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital
Disinfection drive conducted in Guwahati on Thursday (Photo/ANI). Image Credit: ANI

Assam Health Department and Guwahati Municipal Corporation along with fire and emergency services carried out a disinfection drive at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) on Thursday in the wake of coronavirus threat. Meanwhile, the Assam government is constructing a coronavirus isolation centre at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, also known as Sarusajai Stadium, in Guwahati on a war footing.

In a move to combat coronavirus outbreak, the state government has decided to convert the stadium into make-shift hospitals to treat patients suffering from the contagious infection. At least 1,000 people at a time can be quarantined at the facility.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases across India has risen to 694 as per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data. Sixteen people have lost life due to COVID-19 so far. (ANI)

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