Assam Govt to decide on lockdown after 50 thousand COVID-19 tests


GUWAHATI: The Assam Government has been waiting for the test reports of 50 thousand samples for COVID-19 to take the decision on whether to declare another lockdown or not, said Assam chief secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna on Friday.

“The testing for 50 thousand samples is going on. We will take decision accordingly after the reports of these tests come. I don’t say that there will be lockdown. But everything will depend on the reports of these 50 thousand samples,” said Krishna.

He also stated that the reports of 50 thousand COVID-19 tests will help the government in ascertaining the numbers of COVID-19 positive cases related to social transmission or migration.

The Assam health department on Friday has conducted more than 12 thousand COVID-19 tests.