Assam set to ease COVID norms from Feb 1

Assam reports 2277 COVID-19 positive cases on Sunday with a positivity rate of 12.57 per cent against 18,117 tests done.

Assam is set to relax COVID-19 norms from February 1 with fresh coronavirus cases declining in the past few days and the hospitalisation rate at government healthcare centres dipping to as low as 12 per cent.
"The hospitalisation rate of COVID-19 Cases in Assam has declined to as low as 12 per cent. As of now, people have also considered the Omicron variant, which has caused minimal fatalities, as a new normal. Therefore, the COVID norms and restrictions will be relaxed, chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed.
Sarma said the curfew timing will be relaxed from 10 pm to 11 pm from February 1 and schools would also be reopened across the state.
Assam chief minister informed that the decision was taken to ensure that the lives and livelihoods of the people in the state are not affected.
"Gradually, schools and colleges will function regularly. If more COVID-19 cases are detected, then local containment zones will be declared. Such areas will be shut down for seven days," the chief minister said.
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He further informed that the decision was taken to ensure that the lives and livelihoods of the people in the state are not affected.
Assam had reported 2277 COVID-19 positive cases on Sunday with a positivity rate of 12.57 per cent against 18,117 tests done.
Earlier this month, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) had issued a revised directive to cope with the onset of the third wave, enhancing night curfew time and ordering closure of physical classes for students up to Class VIII in Kamrup-Metropolitan district and up to Class V in other districts.



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