There will be no home isolation facility for the COVID-19 positive tea workers in Assam. 

This was informed by Assam Health Minister Keshab Mahanta. 

The decision of not allowing home isolation for the tea garden workers was taken keeping in view that they live in congested areas, thus posing a threat to their families and others. 

“In case of tea gardens, we have taken a tough stance on isolation of the positive patients. No one will be allowed to avail home isolation in the tea gardens,” Assam Health Minister Keshab Mahanta said. 

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Keshab Mahanta informed that those COVID-19 positive tea workers, who do not need hospitalisation, will be accommodated in COVID Care Centres for treatment. 

They will be given food and other medicines free of cost in these COVID Care Centres, informed the Assam Health Minister. 

Notably, the transmission of COVID-19 has been alarming in the tea gardens of Assam during the second wave compared to last year. 

Around 500 cases of COVID-19 have been detected in the tea gardens of Assam’s Dibrugarh during the second wave, so far. 

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Meanwhile, Assam’s overall COVID-19 situation continues to be grim. 

Assam logged 63 more COVID-19 deaths and 5,347 new positive cases on Saturday. 

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