Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma stated Saturday that Covid-negative certificates from other states will not be valid to enter Assam and folks must bear checks upon arrival at airports and railway stations.
Addressing a press convention in Guwahati, Sarma stated the earlier order allowed travellers to show Covid-negative reports from other states performed inside 72 hours of their arrival. “But now, they must mandatorily check on arrival,” he stated.
Health Secretary Samir Sinha stated to date, the obligatory testing is for these travelling by air or rail and that quickly, the rule can be prolonged to these getting into by highway.
Upon arrival, if the RAT check result’s optimistic, the passenger must go into house isolation or get admitted to a Covid-19 facility, relying on the medical situation.
If the result’s destructive, they need to bear the RT-PCR check at the price of Rs 500. Also, the particular person must bear house quarantine until the outcomes of the RT-PCR are acquired.
Sarma stated instances reported in Assam in the course of the second wave have been principally amongst those that have been from outdoors the state.
“They have come from airports and railway stations, principally these with journey historical past. [They] have examined optimistic,” stated the minister.
However, he dominated out a lockdown and other stringent measures to curb the unfold saying: “Only when and if it begins spreading, then the federal government will take other needed steps to deal with it.”
Voting for the three-phase Assembly elections within the state ended on April 6. Sarma stated new Covid instances have been reported from city centres, and not from locations the place they’d held main election rallies. “We had studied whether or not Covid instances have been linked to elections and located that out of the 126 Assembly constituencies within the state, there aren’t any instances in round 100 of them,” he stated.