COVID-19 restrictions to be withdrawn in Assam from Feb 15: CM Himanta Biswa Sarma


Guwahati:  The Assam Government on Monday announced that from February 15 all COVID-19 restrictions in the state will be withdrawn following decline in positive cases.

While addressing the media at Janata Bhawan, Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma said that all COVID-19 restrictions in the state except masking in public and sanitising will  be withdrawn from February 15, 2022.

CM Sarma also informed that all school, colleges and other educational institutions will be reopened from February 15. 

He also stated that night curfew in Assam will be lifted from February 15. 

CM Sarma said that with improvement of COVID situation in the state, the Assam government is mulling to lift night curfew provisions starting February 15. 

He said that other anti-COVID protocols are also likely to be lifted in phased manner, provided the pandemic situation in the state remains manageable. 

COVID-19 cases in Assam have witnessed a considerable decline in recent days with positivity rate showing a dipping trend. 

Assam, on Sunday, registered a total of 256 COVID cases at a positivity rate of 2.39%. 

The new cases were detected after conducting tests of 10,691 samples. 

Meanwhile, at least 12 more people across Assam have lost their lives to the virus.