• No more mandatory covid tests for on-arrival passengers in Assam

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    Guwahati: The Government of Assam is likely to withdraw the mandatory covid-19 test on arrival at railway stations, airports and land routes starting March 1, 2021, as load cases continue to decrease, informed Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

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    “In view of rapidly declining cases of Covid 19 & given that vaccination is in full swing, GoA has decided to discontinue mandatory testing at rly stations, land routes & airports from March 1, 2021.”

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    The COVID-19 recovery rate in Assam stands at 98.73% and the fatality rate at 0.50%. As on February 9, a total of 2,17,256 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 across Assam out of 66,03,122 tests conducted. Meanwhile, 2,14,490 cured patients have been discharged. 1,086 persons succumbed to the virus so far in Assam.

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