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No Vaccination, No Public Place for Unvaccinated People in Assam

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that vaccination is not mandatory but those people who are unvaccinated cannot go in public places

No Vaccination, No Public Place for Unvaccinated People in Assam

Sentinel Digital Desk

Guwahati: The government of Assam has decided to bar all unvaccinated persons from public places, citing a spike in COVID-19 infections caused by the highly contagious Omicron form.

Vaccination is not mandatory in Assam, but those who refuse to be vaccinated must remain at home. "Although vaccination against COVID-19 is not required, those who are unvaccinated are unable to attend meetings, visit offices, or eat in restaurants. Those who do not want to be vaccinated might stay at home "says Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

"People who do not want to take vaccine shots can stay at home, If requested in Assam, one will be required to present a vaccination certificate," Sarma added.

With 6,982 new coronavirus infections reported on Monday, the state had its greatest single-day surge. Restaurants, shops, malls, and other public locations in the state, with the exception of hospitals, would be closed to those who have not received both doses of the Covid vaccine, government employees who have been twice vaccinated will be allowed to work, according to the official directive.

According to the latest reports, the daily positivity rate in Assam soared from 7.87 per cent on Thursday, the day before the Bihu festival, to 10.75 per cent on Monday night, up from 0.77 per cent on January 1. During this time, eleven people died the highest number of daily deaths in six months.

On Monday night, the number of active Covid cases in the state had risen to 23,948. The increase in instances coincides with the statewide celebrations of Bihu's harvest festival. Over 25,000 new cases have been reported in Assam in the previous two weeks.

In Assam, a total of 4,00,16,105 vaccine doses had been delivered. On Monday, a total of 2,03,392 persons were vaccinated, down from 37,122 on Sunday.

In total, over 158 crore doses have been administered across India as part of the countrywide vaccination program.

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