Dengue, JE strike as Assam battles COVID-19-THE HINDU-24-05-2020


on Saturday, the State’s COVID-19 positive count touched 239 with the addition of 70 infected persons to Friday’s figure. “We are facing innumerable challenges with floods starting and the COVID-19 cases spiking,” he said.

The programme was initially planned for all but five of the State’s 33 districts where COVID-19 cases had not been reported. “This drive has been affected with almost all districts now reporting COVID-19 cases after the arrival of migrant workers, students and others from elsewhere in the country,” a senior Health Department officer said, declining to be quoted.

No home quarantine:

Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday talked tough, asserting that nobody arriving from outside the State would be allowed to go for home quarantine without undergoing seven days of institutional quarantine.

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