Assam CM announces withdrawal of all COVID restrictions, no curfew from Feb 15

New Delhi: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday announced the withdrawal of all COVID-19 restrictions in the state.

The Chief Minister also said that there will be no curfew in the state from February 15.

“There will be no curfew in Assam from February 15 and all COVID-19 restrictions have been withdrawn,” Sarma was quoted as saying by ANI.

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“I appeal to all the students, who are appearing for class 10th and class 12th exams, to take the COVID-19 vaccine,” he said.

The decision comes a day after Sarma said that the Assam government will withdraw all COVID restrictions if the cases do not increase in the state.

“If the cases of Kovid do not increase, we will withdraw all restrictions related to Kovid from February 15. Night curfew will be withdrawn, schools and colleges will also reopen,” he told the media in Guwahati. will be allowed to celebrate. in the state.

Earlier on Saturday, the National Health Mission (NHM), Assam said that 256 new Covid-19 cases were detected in the state, taking the total active cases to 8,354.

The National Health Mission said that 12 more people died due to the virus, taking the total number of deaths in the state to 6,561.

Earlier on Saturday, around 2,471 patients were discharged, taking the total number of those discharged so far to 7,05,118.

The National Health Mission said that 10,691 COVID-19 tests were conducted earlier on Saturday, while the positivity rate stood at 2.39%.

The National Health Mission also reported that the recovery rate in the state is 97.75%, while the death due to COVID-19 is 0.91%.