Assam eases COVID curbs in eight districts

Assam logged 30 new fatalities on Sunday.

The Assam government on Monday issued fresh guidelines regarding coronavirus-induced restrictions as the state's COVID-19 tally rose to 4,82,505 with 1,775 more people testing positive for the infection.

The state government has allowed the movement of individuals in eight districts including South Salmara, Bongaigaon, Chirang, and Udalguri from 5 am to 5 pm daily.

The development comes a day after Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma warned of total lockdown in some districts of Assam if the positivity rate does not go down significantly in those areas.

Meanwhile, Assam logged 30 new fatalities on Sunday, pushing the death toll to 4,208, the National Health Mission (NHM) bulletin said.

The COVID-19 deaths were reported from Jorhat (5), Kamrup (4), Kamrup Metropolitan (3), two each in Dibrugarh, Golaghat, Kokrajhar, Sivasagar and Sonitpur, and one each in Cachar, Darrang, Goalpara, Hailakandi, Karbi Anglong, Nagaon, Bongaigaon and Tinsukia districts, it said.

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