The Assam Cabinet on Wednesday decided that home isolation would not be allowed to any Covid19 patient, who has no separate facility at home.

The decision was taken at the Assam Cabinet meeting held on Wednesday under the chairmanship of chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

“It has been decided that home isolation will not be allowed to any #COVID19 patient who does not have a separate facility at home for the same,” Assam chief minister Sarma wrote on his Twitter handle while sharing the decisions of the Assam Cabinet.

On May 25, 2021, Assam chief minister Sarma during his Dhubri visit announced that the state government was mulling to stop home isolation facility for Covid19 patients.

He said the state government would gradually stop home isolation.

The decision of the Assam Cabinet comes as 34 more patients lost their lives due to Covid19 infection.

On Tuesday, the state recorded a total of 3,415 new Covid19 cases.

The new cases were confirmed out of 1,32,929 tests conducted across Assam on Tuesday.

Of the new cases, a total of 204 new positive cases were from Kamrup Metro district.

The overall Covid19 positivity percentage in Assam stood at 2.57% on Tuesday.

The state’s recovery rate on Tuesday stood at 90.31%.

The Assam Cabinet on Wednesday also decided not to allow the pending Class 10 and Class 12 final examinations to be conducted in the state due to the prevailing Covid19 situation.

Sharing the decision of the State Cabinet, chief minister Sarma tweeted that a final decision regarding the Higher Secondary Leaving Certificate (HSLC) & Assam High Madrassa (AHM) Examinations and the Higher Secondary final examinations will be taken on June 18.

The meeting on Friday will be held between the education department and various other stakeholders including students’ organisations in the state.

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