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Assam Govt withdraws all Covid-19 related restrictions

Wearing masks, maintaining social distance, regular hand washing and use of hand sanitisers at places of public gathering are mandatory and will remain in force until further orders, according to an official notification.

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Guwahati: Assam government has withdrawn all Covid 19 related restrictions from Tuesday going back to the situation that existed before the nationwide lockdown on March 25, 2020 following the outbreak of the disease, officials said.

They claimed that Assam is the first state in the country to withdraw all COVID restrictions. All restrictions were lifted from 6 am on Tuesday with night curfew and curbs on socio-religious gatherings, educational institutions and others withdrawn, the officials said.

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Wearing masks, maintaining social distance, regular hand washing and use of hand sanitisers at places of public gathering are mandatory and will remain in force until further orders, according to an official notification.

Any person not wearing a face mask and spitting in public places shall be fined Rs 1000 and all district magistrates and superintendents of police must ensure utmost vigil at public places for enforcing COVID-appropriate behaviour and to prevent increase of positive cases in the state, the order stated.

The officials said that the education department will issue fresh guidelines for offline teaching in schools and colleges. Mandatory testing for the virus at airports, railway stations, road border points and hospitals were also discontinued from Tuesday.

Non-vaccinated persons will, however, not be allowed entry in public places except in hospitals and all people must carry proof of their full vaccination. Assam has so far reported 2,82,39,192 since the first case was reported on March 31, 2020. The current positivity rate in the state is 0.61 per cent while the number of active cases is currently 2,292. 

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