Assam to allow inter-district travel on Mondays, Tuesdays
Published on August 1, 2020 | News Source: Bijay Sankar Bora
Guwahati, 1 August: After a prolonged restriction because of the pandemic situation, relaxations in inter-district travel in Assam will be allowed on Mondays and Tuesday from next week even as the state has ramped up testing for COVID 19 to ensure tracing and isolation of all COVID-19 positive persons to prevent community
State Health Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma today informed that inter-district travel which has remained banned now, will be allowed on Mondays and Tuesdays till August 15 and may be extended further.
Moreover, 100 per cent attendance in offices will be allowed from Monday and the chief secretary shall be issuing the detailed notification.
However,12-hour night curfew (6 pm to 6 am) and weekend lockdown in all urban areas of the state would remain in force.
He further said in line with the state government’s emphasis on maximum testing for early detection of COVID 19, 50,000 tests have been targeted on August 4, even as number of tests conducted daily is being increased gradually.