Guwahati: “There will be no fresh lockdown in Assam,” Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said, allaying fears of a lockdown in view of slight increase of Covid-19 positivity rate in the state.

The Assam Chief Minister’s statement came after the state has witnessed a slight surge of Covid-19 cases in the last week. 

“Now the covid-19 situation in the state is under control,” Sarma told reporters.

The Assam CM claimed that the Covid-19 positivity rate in the state was normal. “There will be no possibility of a lockdown in the state now, but everyone will have to take both the doses of the vaccine,” Sarma said. 

“I appeal to all section of the people who are yet to get vaccine, they should come up and take the vaccine immediately,” the Chief Minister added.

Sarma also shared that the Union government has recently informed the state that the Covid-19 vaccine would be available for people above 17 years.

Taking to Twitter, the Chief Minister said, “No lockdown in Assam: It has come to my notice that some unscrupulous elements are spreading rumours about re-imposition of lockdown. Such rumours are totally baseless. I urge everyone not to pay heed to such misinformation. Let’s join Govt efforts on mass & 100% vaccination.”

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