Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma taking stock of situation at LGBI Airport.

As air services to Assam began from Monday, state finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma along with minister of state for health Pijush Hazarika visited the LGBI Airport to check the preparedness.

Informing this in a tweet, Sarma said, “Air services started today. I & @Pijush_hazarika

went to Guwahati airport to check preparedness.”

“All passengers will be screened for #COVID. People from Assam will be segregated and sent to respective districts,” the tweet added.

“This is a daunting task and I urge everyone to co-operate,” he added.


Till Monday 1 pm, 547 passengers in 7 flights have arrived in Guwahati and another 139 passengers are slated to arrive in 1 flight later on the day.

All mandatory medical screening of the passengers were done by the state health officials.

It has been estimated that around 4000 people stranded across the country would be returning to Assam in various flights.

The government is all geared up with the challenged of screening these people and quarantine them with utmost care.

The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Assam rose to 466 till Monday 1 pm.


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