A decision on curfew and inter-district movement in Assam would be taken by the State Government on June 7. 

This was informed by Assam Health Minister Keshab Mahanta on Friday in Guwahati. 

Keshab Mahanta said this after attending a COVID-19 review meeting held at the State Secretariat (Janata Bhawan) on Friday. 

He said that rate of COVID-19 infections and related deaths have decreased in the State in recent times and as such a decision on curfew and inter-district travel would be taken on June 7. 

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“There has been a decline in the rate of infections and related deaths in recent times. A decision on curfew and inter-district movement would be taken in a meeting on June 7,” informed Assam Health Minister Keshab Mahanta. 

Notably, curfew remains enforced across Assam daily from 12pm till 5 in the morning next day. 

Moreover, a ban on inter-district movement was imposed by the Assam Government owing to the rising cases of COVID-19 in the case. 

Meanwhile, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has instructed the State Health Department to stop home quarantine facility for COVID-19 patients with co-morbidity. 

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He asked the Health Department officials to instead refer the patients with co-morbidity, of any age, to institutional quarantine facilities. 

“To bring positivity and mortality rates further down, Covid patients of any age group with any comorbidity will be kept in institutional quarantine,” said CM Himanta Biswa Sarma. 

He further instructed the health department officials to fix rates of COVID-19 treatment at private hospitals in the State.  

CM Sarma said: “Issued instructions to fix the rates for COVID-19 treatment in private hospitals. Affordable rates have been fixed for both general & super-speciality wards.” 

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