All educational institutions in Assam to reopen from February 15: CM Himanta Biswa Sarma


Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister  Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma today said that schools will reopen in the State from February 15 owing to a decline in COVID-19 positive cases.

Addressing a press conference, the Chief Minister said that all restrictions will be withdrawn from February 15, 2022. 

There will be no curfew in Assam from February 15th and all COVID-19 restrictions are hereby withdrawn. I appeal to all students who appear in Class 10th and Class 12th examinations to take COVID-19 vaccines”, said Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma.

At present, night curfew also continues across the state from 10 PM to 6 AM everyday.  

“If COVID cases do not surge, we will withdraw all COVID-related restrictions from February 15. Night curfew will be withdrawn, schools and colleges will also reopen. Cinemas, social gatherings allowed with 100 per cent capacity, however, the attendees should be fully vaccinated. People will be allowed to celebrate Bihu as well,” CM Sarma added. 

The CM further appealed the people to maintain Covid apporiate behaviour. Keeping in view the development of urban areas, all offices will be merged with DC office and jails will be relocated from the centre of the city.

Assam on Sunday reported fresh COVID-19 cases with 256 more people testing positive for the infection, while 12 more people died due to the virus, the National Health Mission (NHM) said. The state’s overall Covid infection count rose to 7,21,380 while the death toll went up to 7,908, including 1,347 people with co-morbidities, it said.