GUWAHATI, FEB 10: Assam Health Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday announced that the state government has decided to discontinue mandatory COVID-19 testing for people entering Assam.

The discontinuation of coronavirus tests will be applicable for entry to the state through land, railways and air from March 1. The decision was taken in view of the rapidly declining cases of coronavirus in the country

The Minister took to Twitter and wrote "In view of rapidly declining cases of #COVID19 & given that vaccination is in full swing, GoA has decided to discontinue mandatory testing at rly stations, land routes & airports from March 1, 2021. It's expected however that people would adhere to #Covid appropriate behaviour."

Sarma also urged the people to to adhere to Covid appropriate behaviour once the mandatory COVID-19 testing is discontinued in Assam.