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All-party meeting discusses COVID-19 situation in Assam

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GUWAHATI: An all-party meeting was held on Thursday in Guwahati to discuss the current COVID-19 scenario in Assam. The meeting which was chaired by chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal was attended by health minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma and representatives of different political parties.

I urged representatives of all the political parties to encourage and promote #COVID19 appropriate behaviour among the public, while adhering to the protocol of ‘Test, Trace, Treat’. We shall work unitedly in the spirit of Team Assam to defeat the virus,” tweeted chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal after the meeting.

The all-party meeting discussed the detection of B.1.617 strain or the Indian double mutant (L452R and E484Q) strain of SARS-Cov-2 in Assam. In a recent development, samples from Dibrugarh Airport in Assam were found positive for Indian double mutant.

Read: COVID-19: SAMPLES FROM DIBUGARH AIRPORT TEST POSITIVE FOR INDIAN DOUBLE MUTANT

“In the meeting, we have briefed about the present scenario including emergence of Indian double mutant strain in Assam. We have taken advice from various political parties. We will work together with all the political parties so that we can prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our state,” health minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma told media persons.

Also read: COVID-19: 62 PASSENGERS TEST POSITIVE AT GUWAHATI AIRPORT ON WEDNESDAY

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