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Omicron Alert: No lockdown in Assam for now, assures CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma said today that no lockdown has been planned for the state for now. He however stressed on following of Covid protocols in view

Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma said today that no lockdown has been planned for the state for now. He however stressed on following of Covid protocols in view of the rising number of Covid cases in the state and the looming threat of Omicron.

“The COVID-19 cases in the state, as well as the rest of the country, are on the rise, and we need to follow the COVID protocols, but no lockdown will be imposed for the time being. We must move without risking the people’s economy and way of life,” the Chief Minister stated.

Chief Minister said the Omicron cases are on the rise in the country, and with the mounting cases of the variation, the country is on the verge of experiencing the third wave.

“A meeting with the health department will be conducted on Thursday, to examine the situation in Guwahati and discuss how we can address the Omicron crisis in the state,” CM Sarma stated.

No cases of Omicron in Assam till this report was filed. 

It may be mentioned that the COVID-19 cases are fast expanding across the country, with Assam seeing an increase in cases since January 1.

Meanwhile, 475 new Coronivirus (Covid-19) cases has been detected in Assam on January 4, which is an increase of 124 new cases as compared to the total 351 cases detected on Monday. The new cases have been detected out of a total of 36,781 tests done in the last 24 hours. A total of 190 cases have been detected in Kamrup (metro) and three new Covid deaths have also been reported.

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First Published: 5th January, 2022 17:34 IST

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