No lockdown, night curfew in Assam
Guwahati, Apr 08: Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday ruled out imposing any Covid-induced lockdown or lockdown in the state amid fear of a second wave of coronavirus pandemic.
"There is no possibility of lockdown or night curfew in Assam. I request everyone to get themselves tested if they have symptoms. There is no need to panic but we should remain alert," Himanta Biswa told reporters.
Assam reported 195 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, pushing the coronavirus tally in the state to 2,19,027, a bulletin issued by National Health Mission (NHM) said.
Assam currently has 847 active COVID-19 cases, while 2,15,722 people have recovered from the disease, including 31 on Wednesday, it said.
The COVID-19 recovery rate in the state is 98.49 per cent.
The COVID-19 death toll in the state is 1,111, it said.
The state has so far tested 73,32,580 samples for COVID-19, including 21,162 on Wednesday, it said.
The NHM bulletin further said that a total of 11,30,808 people have so far received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine across the state, while 2,03,263 people have got the second dose.