Addressing a press meet on Monday, Himanta Biswa Sarma said that there is no need to panic.
Addressing a press meet on Monday, Himanta Biswa Sarma said that there is no need to panic.|EastMojo image
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‘If quarantine system works well, community transmission unlikely’

Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that all the newly-detected COVID-19 patients were under quarantine which reduced the risk of community spread in the state 

Simran Bajaj

Simran Bajaj

Guwahati: As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Assam, health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed that there is no need to worry, as all the recent cases were under quarantine.

Addressing a press meet on Monday, the minister said that there is no need to panic.

Alleviating fears of community transmission, Sarma said, "If our quarantine system works well, then irrespective of number, community transmission won't happen."

The minister informed that the state has bumped up its tasting capacity, with almost 40,000 tests conducted so far. Assam currently has 7 ICMR accredited laboratories.

The state has so far reported 104 cases of which, 58 are active cases, 41 cured, 3 deaths and 2 patients have migrated to other states.

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