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All educational institutions, both government and private, cinema halls, swimming pools, and gyms have been closed in Assam till March 29 as a precautionary measure to check community transmission of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

This was informed by state chief secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna on Sunday.

Addressing a press conference in Guwahati, the chief secretary said all educational institutions, cinema halls, swimming pools, and gyms will remain closed till March 29.

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All examinations have been postponed except the board examinations of CBSE and SEBA.

However, no confirmed case of COVID-19 has been found so far in Assam.

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Meanwhile, the State Government has already formed a core committee and IAS Anurag Goel has been appointed as the nodal officer of the committee.

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