Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma
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COVID-19 Assam updates: Health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma LIVE

Stay with EastMojo as we give you the latest updates from Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma’s press meet in Guwahati over COVID-19 situation in state

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Except 3, 4 cases sources of all cases are known in state. My request to people in Guwahati is to maintain alert.

Everyone's cooperation is a must to win this battle against COVID-19

Cancer patients from Mumbai will reach Guwahati very shortly. They are travelling to Guwahati in 8 buses. These people will be taken a hotel first

Don't try to test non-symptomatic persons, Centre asks govt of Assam

Nobody can predict anything at this juncture. We will give our best.

Govt of Assam has not taken anyone from other states. Our own bothers and sisters have returned to their own land: Assam minister

packets of snacks and water bottle will be offered to each and every passenger. After that their quarantine life will be started

ASTC bus services will be offered to transport passengers from railway station to other places

From tomorrow, a new chapter will start against our battle against the COVID-19

Home quarantine means the entire home will be declared as a containment zone.

Once the first train reaches Assam tomorrow our battle against the COVID-19 will reach to a decisive level

Local MLAs will take initiative to offer quarantine facilities to people at district level

Quarantine facilities will be offered to those people who are coming from outside. So, they should also be ready to compromise on some of the facilities to be offered to them.

7,7 82 persons in Assam are having fever as of today in 10,000 villages in the state

842 people will get down in Dibrugarh tomorrow from the train which is coming from New Delhi

Sahni started showing symptoms of fever on May 5, and he came to GMCH on May 10. However, he gave his sample for COVID-19 testing on May 11 and he tested positive on May 12. There were 10 persons in direct contact with Sahni and 19 indirectly, including a doctor, says Sarma.

Sarma gives out details about Guwahati's latest COVID-19 cases

The person that we found positive yesterday has been identified as Mangru Sahni, aged 50. He lives in Aloopatty area of Fancy Bazar, but originally hails from Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh. He has been residing here for work purposes, said Sarma.

We've been able to test over 20,000 samples in the state so far, says Sarma

There are 1,113 samples pending for testing across various labs in Assam, says Sarma

Assam health minister gives breakup of positive cases in state

Although the government of India portal will show 65 positive cases (it includes the patient from Nagaland as well), in reality, Assam has 63 cases, excluding the ambulance driver who is currently quarantined in Bihar, says Sarma

Press meet gets underway in Guwahati

Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma starts his address at the press meet in Guwahati’s NHM office.

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