The Assam government on Tuesday stressed on strict, rather ‘ruthless’, quarantine protocol for the people coming from outside the State.
The State Cabinet has approved that those returning will mandatorily have to stay in institutional isolation.
At the Cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Sarbananda Sonwal, it was decided that in view of the spike in COVID-19 cases in the State, the guidelines of quarantine norms would be stringently enforced.
This was shared with media by parliamentary affairs minister Chandra Mohan Patowary.
It was decided that people coming from outside the State will be sent for institutional quarantine and no home isolation will be allowed, he said.
The Cabinet also decided to disburse Rs 2,000 each to 3.62 lakh people of Assam stranded outside the State under the ‘Assam Care’ scheme every month from April to June.
It was also decided that the ministers given charge of respective districts regarding COVID-19 will also oversee the damages caused by floods, erosion and thunderstorm, Patowary informed.
The Cabinet also discussed at length the flood situation in the State and deputy commissioners were directed to take all necessary steps to repair embankments and stock essential food items for the flood-affected people, he said.