Himanta Biswa Sarma said that as the Covid scenario was improving, the government was considering relaxing the lockdown rules from June 7
Chief Minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday stated that the authorities were considering easing the restrictions put in place after Coronavirus-induced lockdown was imposed in the state.
The chief minister said that as the Covid scenario was improving, the government was considering relaxing the lockdown rules from June 7 (Saturday).
“Given the improving Covid scenario, we are considering relaxing lockdown rules from 7th June,” Mr Himanta tweeted.
According to the chief minister, the state received 5 lakh vaccines in May and was preparing to buy another 7 lakh vaccines in bulk to meet the demands.
“Last month we acquired 5 lakh vaccines and this month we’ll buy 7 lakh vaccines to meet the demands of our state and the Northeastern region. We’re grateful to the Centre for providing us with 12 lakh more doses,” he said.
Addressing a press conference, the CM also stated that ‘the war against drugs will continue’ and Assam Police was going to carry out regular operations to bust the ‘grave menace plaguing’ the society.
He said, “Many families have suffered immensely due to this. We are going to make some important announcements regarding the issue in the next few days.”
Himanta Biswa Sarma said that 4309 new cases of novel Coronavirus were detected within the last 24 hours on Thursday. “Overall Positivity Percentage (4309 cases out of 107075 test done = 4.02%),” he said.
However, there were 46 deaths during the same period due to the pestilence but a recovery rate of 86.94% was encouraging.