On Tuesday, December 21, Assam’s Health and Family Welfare Minister, Keshab Mahanta, announced that the state government would not impose any additional lockdowns in the state.
Keshab Mahanta asks people to take precautions
The minister stated during his discussion of the developing new covid variant Omicron and the current COVID-19 scenario that the state and its authorities are prepared to cope with the sickness. He claimed that the state government will release new SOPs (standard operating procedures) only after the detection of Omicron cases in Assam, as there are currently no instances in the state.
According to a report by The Sentinel, Keshab Mahanta further mentioned that required precautions are taken to avoid covid instances and that tight measures are enforced in places where covid cases are on the rise. When asked about the state’s lockdown, the Assam Health Minister stated that no further lockdowns will be imposed, but that people should be aware of the disease and take precautions to avoid being ill by following the safety procedures.
Assam’s Chief Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma, had stated that the state government will not offer any additional SOPs because the disease is under control. As a result, the state hasn’t come up with any new SOPs, but it would follow those issued by the federal government, according to Himanta Biswa Sarma.
Omicron instances have been reported in numerous nations around the world, bringing the total number of cases to 63, 790, with the United Kingdom having the greatest number of cases. Denmark, South Africa, and Norway are among the countries where Omicron has been tracked.
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