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.
“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.”
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.