Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal

Guwahati: Chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal has directed the state chief secretary to take necessary steps to take strong action against violators of COVID-19 protocols. Including those who do not wear masks and follow distancing norms.

A direction in this regard will be issued to the deputy commissioners and superintendents of police. The CM was chairing a to discuss COVID-19 situation in the state on Sunday.

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Health and family welfare minister Himanta Biswa Sarma while apprising the chief minister about the steps taken by the health department to control COVID-19 outbreak in the state informed that presently voluntary swab collection is being carried out in 12 testing centres in the city. He further said that one swab collection centre in each of the municipal wards of the city would be set up by the health department soon.

While discussing the spike of COVID-19 positive cases in the meeting, the chief minister directed the Kamrup (Metro) DC to take all needful measures to contain the spread.

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Minister of state for health Pijush Hazarika, chief secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna, DGP Bhaskarjyoti Mahanta, principal secretary health Sameer Sinha, principal secretary to chief minister Sanjay Lohiya, Kamrup (Metro) DC Biswajit Pegu and senior officials of civil and police administration were present in the meeting.

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