Putting all speculations to rest, newly appointed Health Minister of Assam – Keshav Mahanta, said that the State Government is not planning to impose lockdown in the State as of yet.

“There are no plans of imposing lockdown in the State as of yet,” said Assam Health Minister Keshav Mahanta.

Assam Health Minister Keshav Mahanta made the statement after the conclusion of the meeting of the Assam Cabinet.

This was the first meeting of the Assam Cabinet after Government formation in the State.

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However, Keshav Mahanta said that the State Government and administration will introduce more stricter measures in the State to bring the COVID-19 situation under control.

He also informed that the curfew hours in Assam are also likely to be extended.

“Shops and market places that close by 2pm as per earlier SOP, might have to shut down their shutters by 1pm. Discussions are on over this matter,” said the Assam Health Minister.

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Assam Health Minister Keshav Mahanta also informed that State Chief Secretary Jishnu Baruah would release a fresh set of SOPs by 10:30am Wednesday.

The State DGP will be accompanied by Assam DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta while releasing the new set of SOPs.

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