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COVID-19 cases surge to 856 in State

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, May 28 - COVID-19 cases continued to surge in Assam, touching 856 on Thursday. The new patients detected in and around the city were admitted at the Sonapur District Hospital. �Almost all the cases were reported from quarantine centres. I can say with confidence that there is no instance of community transmission in the State so far,� Minister of State for Health Pijush Hazarika said.

He said besides the returnees, tests were also being conducted on suspected people during the ongoing Community Surveillance Programme in the rural areas. �Those visiting hospitals with symptoms are also being tested,� he added.

Hazarika further informed that the hospitals at Dadara, Sualkuchi and HPC Jagiroad are being readied to admit COVID-19 patients.

During the day, the containment zone tag was lifted from three city areas � Kumarpara, Fatasil GS Colony, Santipur Pubali Path and Panbazar Railway Colony � where positive cases were detected earlier.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today took stock of the arrangements for registration and screening of inbound and outbound passengers at the airport which has recently resumed operations after relaxation in COVID-19 lockdown norms.

Later talking to newsmen there, the Chief Minister said that the State government was taking steps to bring back State�s people stranded in various parts of the country through different modes of travel and 3421 people had arrived in Assam through the landing of 38 flights so far against 1190 people who had flown out.

Saying that the State government was taking all measures to ensure that the travelers do not have to face any difficulties, Sonowal appreciated the roles played by health, transport, police, tax, ASTC staff, excise departments etc in close coordination with Airports Authority of India and CISF for facilitating smooth movement of people.

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COVID-19 cases surge to 856 in State

GUWAHATI, May 28 - COVID-19 cases continued to surge in Assam, touching 856 on Thursday. The new patients detected in and around the city were admitted at the Sonapur District Hospital. �Almost all the cases were reported from quarantine centres. I can say with confidence that there is no instance of community transmission in the State so far,� Minister of State for Health Pijush Hazarika said.

He said besides the returnees, tests were also being conducted on suspected people during the ongoing Community Surveillance Programme in the rural areas. �Those visiting hospitals with symptoms are also being tested,� he added.

Hazarika further informed that the hospitals at Dadara, Sualkuchi and HPC Jagiroad are being readied to admit COVID-19 patients.

During the day, the containment zone tag was lifted from three city areas � Kumarpara, Fatasil GS Colony, Santipur Pubali Path and Panbazar Railway Colony � where positive cases were detected earlier.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today took stock of the arrangements for registration and screening of inbound and outbound passengers at the airport which has recently resumed operations after relaxation in COVID-19 lockdown norms.

Later talking to newsmen there, the Chief Minister said that the State government was taking steps to bring back State�s people stranded in various parts of the country through different modes of travel and 3421 people had arrived in Assam through the landing of 38 flights so far against 1190 people who had flown out.

Saying that the State government was taking all measures to ensure that the travelers do not have to face any difficulties, Sonowal appreciated the roles played by health, transport, police, tax, ASTC staff, excise departments etc in close coordination with Airports Authority of India and CISF for facilitating smooth movement of people.

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