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The Assam government has decided to suspend mandatory testing for Covid-19 at railway stations and airports in the state  from March 1 in view of the declining positive cases in the state.

State health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced this in a tweet on Wednesday.

However, the public has been advised to follow all Covid-19 protocols, especially in public places to contain the further spread of the novel coronavirus.

Earlier it was mandatory for all passengers arriving from outside the state to undergo screening for Covid-19 in the railway stations and airports.

“In view of rapidly declining cases of #COVID19 & given that vaccination is in full swing, GoA has decided to discontinue mandatory testing at rly stations, land routes & airports from March 1, 2021. It’s expected however that people would adhere to #Covid appropriate behavior,” Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted.

Also read: Assam Covid-19 deaths much higher than govt figures!

Till Wednesday, Assam recorded a total of 2,15,510 positive cases, of which 3,525 are active at present.

A total of 2,10,962 people have recovered from the disease in the state.

The disease has claimed 1020 lives in the state so far.

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