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With the Omicron cases increasing in the country, the Assam Government on Sunday announced that it will not issue any new COVID-19 SOPs stating that the situation in the state is under control.

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the situation in Assam as of now is under control and the government has not considered any sort of new SOPs.

He added that people will now have to learn to live with COVID19 as it will not disappear soon enough.

He added due to the mortality rate being lower, the restrictions have been decreased but safety norms will have to be maintained. But, if the Omicron variant turns in to infect more people, then the restrictions will be introduced again.

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He also said that from January 1, 2020, all students will be allowed to move into their hostels.

As of now the cases related to COVID-19 in Assam have been very low but precautions are being taken. There have been no confirmed cases of the Omicron so far.

Assam has reported 119 new cases as of Sunday and the number of active cases currently in the state is 1,042.

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