GUWAHATI: "There will be no fresh lockdown in Assam," said Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday allaying the fear of lockdown in view of slight increase of Covid-19 positivity rate in the state.
The Chief Minister's statement came after the State has witnessed a slight surge of Covid-19 cases in the last week.
"Now the covid-19 situation in the state is under control," Sarma told reporters.
Moreover. The Chief Minister claimed that the Covid-19 positivity rate in the state was normal.
"There will be no possibility of lockdown in the state now, but everyone will have to take both the doses of vaccine," Sarma said. "I appeal to all sections of the people who are yet to get vaccine, they should come up and take the vaccine immediately, the Chief Minister added.
The Chief Minister informed that the Union government has informed recently the state that the Covid-19 vaccine would be available for people above the 17 age group.
Meanwhile, taking to the twitter, the Chief Minister said, "No lockdown in Assam: It has come to my notice that some unscrupulous elements are spreading rumours about re-imposition of lockdown. Such rumours are totally baseless.
The Sddssam urge everyone not to pay heed to such misinformation. Let's join Govt efforts on mass & 100% vaccination."
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