The Assam government has decided to give free vaccines to all from 18 to 45 years. Health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the Centre is giving free vaccines to above 45 years. He said that, funds collected under Assam Arogya Nidhi last year to be utilized to procure vaccines. He said that the Health department has placed order yesterday to buy 1 crore doses. AIR Correspondent reports, Assam has recorded 1 thousand 651 cases during the last 24 hours while 3 persons succumbed to Covid 19. Kamrup Metro district has registered highest 742 cases in this period.
The Assam government issued SOP yesterday to contain spike of Covid 19 for those districts which have minimum 100 active cases. As per the guidelines, all market places, shops ,supermarkets and weekly market to be closed by 6 pm. The Assam government encouraged working from home and virtual mode. On the other hand, 50 percent students should attend in person on a day in educational institutes. Public transport to be operated with 50 percent capacities. The order also restricted the number of guests in private functions including marriages to 100. Chief Secretary Jishnu Baruah said , the situation in Assam is not so alarming but appealed all to follow the guidelines.