by NEWSNER , 2021-02-27 10:39:17
The Assam government on Friday announced that its earlier order of suspending COVID-19 tests at airports and railway stations has been kept in "abeyance" and such clinical examinations at these places will continue. Earlier this month, the govt had decided to discontinue mandatory COVID-19 testing at airports and railway stations from March 1, 2021, following a decline in new positive cases.
An order issued by Principal Secretary (Health) Samir Sinha said the sooner instruction of cancelling testing on arrival at airports and railway stations from the start of March has been kept in "abeyance".
The fresh directive came after a spike in coronavirus infections was witnessed in some states of the country.
The COVID-19 screening and testing will continue within the least six airports in the state and railway stations as per existing protocols.
Sinha also directed the district administrations and therefore the integrated disease surveillance programme (IDSP) officials to make sure that contact tracing protocols are strictly followed.
Meanwhile, the state reported 30 fresh coronavirus cases within the last 24 hours, taking the tally to 2,17,484. The price remained at 1,091 as no new fatality thanks to the infection were reported within the period.
Assam currently has 276 active cases, while 2,14,770 people have recovered from the disease thus far.
The state conducted 68,20,414 sample tests for COVID-19.
Altogether, 1,50,349 healthcare workers have received the primary dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 27,743 have gotten the second vaccine shots. a complete of 45, 458 frontline workers have received the primary dose of the vaccine thus far.