scorecardresearch
Assam exempts outstation political party leaders and journalists from 7-day home quarantine

Assam exempts outstation political party leaders and journalists from 7-day home quarantine

advertisement
Assam Assam

GUWAHATI: The Assam government has exempted recognised political party leaders and accredited journalists, from undergoing compulsory home quarantine for seven days, who will arrive in the state from other parts of the country in connection with the Assembly election.

With this, the state government has partially modified the earlier notification of April 21, for passengers arriving by flights and trains from outside the state, requiring to undergo mandatory home quarantine for seven days.

However, both the exempted category of passengers will have to undergo the mandatory Covid-19 test on arrival and remain in isolation till the RT-PCR test result is declared to be negative.

It may be mentioned that in view of the surge in COVID-19 cases in the state, the Assam government on April 13 had made it mandatory for air passengers arriving the state to undergo Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) followed by RT-PCR test if the RAT comes negative.

The policy was on April 21 extended to all people entering Assam through rail and road as well.

Meanwhile, Assam’s COVID-19 death toll rose to 1,330 as the state witnessed 23 new COVID-19 deaths over the past 24 hours.

Also Read: Mizoram govt clamps 8-day lockdown to combat COVID-19 surge

On the other hand, 3,453 fresh COVID-19 positive cases took the tally to 2,56,576, while the active caseload mounted to 25,027.

Follow us on Facebook