COVID 19 : Assam to follow Centres decision on extension of lockdown

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonwal and senior officials during the video conference with PM Narendra Modi . Image : Facebook

Guwahati(Assam,) Apr 12 : Assam has decided to go with any decision to be taken by the Centre on extension of the 21-day lockdown, to control the spread of coronavirus in the country.

At a meeting of the Council of Ministers this decision was taken today.

Assam Parliamentary Affairs Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary said there was no shortage of food items and enough stock was available in the state.

“We discussed some other issues also related to the situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak. We are capable of handling any situation,” he said.

Meanwhile a press statement the Chief Minister’s Office stated, “The state government will not take any decision of its own but will proceed as per the rules and regulations by the Centre.”

The nationwide lockdown is set to be extended at least till April 30 after a broad “consensus” on it emerged on Saturday during a meeting of chief ministers with Prime Minister Narendra Modi .

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