Guwahati, Feb 14: The Assam Government in an order stated that the mandatory COVID-19 testing facilities at airports, railway stations, road border points and hospitals will be withdrawn from February 15.
The order mentioned that the decision has been taken following a declining trend in the Covid-19 cases in the State.
"The mandatory testing on arrival at airports, railway stations, road border points, etc, shall be discontinued," the order stated.
It further discontinued the mandatory testing for Covid for any patient coming to the Medical College Hospitals and other Hospitals for emergency/OPD services shall be discontinued.
However, symptomatic patients are requested to test for Covid for diagnostic purposes voluntarily, at any recognized testing facility.
Earlier, the Assam Government has decided to withdraw all the Covid-19 restrictions from the State. Also, all restrictions including night curfew, social-religious gatherings and other curbs shall stand withdrawn.
On Sunday, Assam reported 79 fresh positive cases. The positivity percentage is 0.83 per cent. Four people succumbed to death on Sunday due to the infection. The recovery rate in the state is at 98.56 per cent