Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal in Kokrajhar on Wednesday. Image: Northeast Now
Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal in Kokrajhar on Wednesday. Image: Northeast Now

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday visited the inter-state border check gate at Srirampur in Kokrajhar district.

The CM took stock of screening of people returning from other states and told them to maintain social distancing.

The CM also spoke to the police officials, health and transport department personnel and asked them strictly monitor the people returning from various parts of the country.

He also took details of suspected people who have been sent to the four quarantine centres in Gossaigaon subdivision of Kokrajhar district.

Later, in a media briefing, Sonowal said there would not be a compromise on social distancing during the nationwide lockdown despite some sectors are being relaxed in the third phase.

“No vaccine or medicine has been discovered yet in the world so far. If we are to beat coronavirus, then social distancing is the only way to do it,” Sonowal said.

“I urge the people of the state to strictly follow the third phase of lockdown as they did during the first and the second phase,” Sonowal said.

“Many people are still stranded in several parts of the country due to the lockdown. I request the police to not to be harsh against them,” Sonowal said.

Rinoy Basumatary

Rinoy Basumatary is Northeast Now Correspondent in Kokrajhar. He can be reached at: rinoymasscom@gmail.com