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COVID-19 cases in State reach 2,115


Guwahati, June 4 - COVID-19 cases continued to surge in Assam with 285 fresh cases reported on Thursday, taking the State�s tally to 2,115. Nearly 80 positive cases were from Hojai alone, while 39 were from Dhubri.

During the day, 46 patients were also released from different hospitals.

Meanwhile, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who took stock of the situation in the north bank districts today, warned that the government would take up police cases against those jumping quarantine or creating trouble at the quarantine centres.

�If they (inmates) have any grievances, they can air those in a proper manner. But we will not allow any indiscipline at the quarantine centres. The government has decided to take up non-bailable cases against such persons,� Sarma said.

IPC sections relating to �attempt to murder� may also be taken up against such violators.

�By coming out of the quarantine centres, they are posing a risk to the lives of other people,� he said, appealing to all to maintain the social distancing norms.

Of late, there have been several instances of inmates of quarantine centres violating the guidelines � many of them complaining of �improper facilities and food�.

Inmates lodged at the NEF Law College in the city�s Betkuchi area also broke open the locks of the complex last night and staged protests outside. They were complaining of poor facilities, and lodging of another set of newly arrived returnees in their building.

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