Guwahati (Assam), Jan 15 : Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday announced those who have not been fully vaccinated will not be allowed to enter public places such as hotels, markets, and courts in view of rising cases of COVID-19.
He said very strict norms will be enforced from Sunday to check further spread of Covid -19 in the state .
There has been a continuous surge in COVID-19 cases in Assam in the last few days.
However, despite a spike in daily infections, CM Himanta has ruled out the possibility of a lockdown in the state.
“Those not fully vaccinated will not be allowed to enter public places like district courts, hotels, markets, etc. from tomorrow. There is no situation of a lockdown in Assam yet, but wearing a mask is a must,” ANI quoted the Assam chief minister as saying.
Assam had on Friday reported 2,348 new COVID-19 cases, 890 fewer than the previous day, taking the overall caseload in the state rose to 6,40,636, according to the state health department.
The COVID-related fatalities in the state have reached 6,197 as five more people succumbed to the deadly virus, pushing the death rate to 0.97 per cent, while the number of COVID-19 positive patients dying due to other reasons remained at 1,347.
Summary of 14/01/2022
Today’s Total 2348
Overall Positivity Percentage (2348 cases out of 30,109 test done = 7.80%)
Recovery Rate 96.44%
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) January 15, 2022