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Assam Commences the Gradual Unlocking Process

Assam Commences the Gradual Unlocking Process. The Assam government has begun lifting Covid restrictions ahead of June 15. When certain districts are expect to operate with few limitations.

All state government workers who got the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccination are required to report to work on Monday. “To maintain the proper operation of government offices. All government personnel in Assam who have received both doses of Covid-19 vaccination are advised to report to work on a regular basis commencing 14/06/2021. And to follow all government-issued Covid-related regulations,”. Commissioner and secretary to the general administration department, MS Manivannan, stated in an order. The state government may soon lift limitations on Covid-19 in some regions that have shown a considerable drop in new Covid cases. Keshab Mahanta, Assam’s health minister, informed the media here on Sunday that chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma would make a final decision after reviewing the district-by-district Covid situation.

“Our objective is to relax limitations in areas where the situation with Covid has improved. Hopefully, the chief minister’s decision will come shortly “Mahanta said. He said that testing and immunization efforts have been stepped up in all districts. And municipalities where infection levels are still reasonably high. The current Assam SOP enforces a ‘partial lockdown,’. Allowing for a window of time to purchase basic commodities and do business until midday. Restriction on inter-district passenger travel through highways continues to have a negative impact on normality. Every day, from 1 p.m. to 5 a.m., a curfew is in effect, prohibiting citizens from leaving their homes except for certain emergencies and vital responsibilities. However, all businesses and business businesses shut every day at 12 p.m.

Assam Commences the Gradual Unlocking Process

According to health department sources, the major objective of the state government in withdrawing restrictions from chosen areas is to revive the Covid-affected economy. Assam is the only state where complete lockdown was not enforce. Even during the devastating second wave. Primarily to provide relief to daily wage workers and members of the economically disadvantaged sectors.

According to a senior health official, districts that cover wide rural regions. Such as Majuli, West Karbi Anglong, and Charaideo, may qualify for the first phase of relaxation owing to a lower daily caseload and active caseload. “Given the rarity of Covid cases in a few areas, there is no need to keep them under partial lockdown. Three districts are completely safe. Five other districts are to be add to the safe category this week,” he said.

According to the official, the state health department has begun the last step of testing during the second wave. In order to identify as many positive cases as possible, even in the most distant places. As a result, nearly 1.5 lakh tests have been conducted daily during the previous several days.

Between June 3 and 12, 21 of the state’s 33 districts registered less than 1,000 positive cases, showing considerable improvement. Kamrup (Metropolitan) district had the largest number of instances during this time period. With 3,391 instances, followed by Cachar (3,147 cases), Tinsukia (2,512 cases), and Dibrugarh (2,512 cases) (2,394 cases).

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Written by Ankur J Kakoti


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