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Surge in COVID-19 cases to decline from June 15: Himanta Biswa Sarma

State Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, accompanied by Minister of State for Health

Himanta Biswa Sharma

Sentinel Digital Desk

A Correspondent

DONKAMUKAM: State Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, accompanied by Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Pijush Hajarika, KAAC CEM Tuliram Ronghang, MP of Tezpur, Pallab Lochan Das, Diphu MP Horensing Bey and EMs of KAAC, visited Hamren via Kheroni from Haflong on Tuesday to oversee the preparedness for any eventuality arising due to outbreak of COVID-19.

Later talking to media persons after inspecting the Kheroni Model Hospital, Sarma said that the surge in COVID-19 cases at an alarming rate would decline from June 15. "Control is expected because the number of returnees from other States will decrease after June 15," said the minister. He also thanked the health workers, nurses and frontline workers for working day and night by putting their lives at risk. Tough measures have been taken so that no person gets run away from quarantine centres, he added.

At Hamren, the Health Minister had a meeting with the Deputy Commissioner, Superintendent of Police, along with health officers, nurses and frontline workers. When asked by media persons about the government's decision to make Assamese language compulsory from Class I to Class X, he said that Assamese language would not be mandatory in Sixth Schedule areas.

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