Although there is a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Assam, Chief Minister Himanta Bisawa Sarma on Wednesday said that there is no possibility of a lockdown in Assam.

CM Sarma said, “The rising cases of Covid-19 is a matter of concern but there is no chance of lockdown in Assam. We will sit for a review in Guwahati tomorrow and analyse the COVID-19 data of last one week of the state.”

The decision regarding the next step will be taken after the meeting, he informed.

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On Wednesday Assam reported 591 new cases with 279 cases in Kamrup Metropolitan alone.

The state also reported four COVID-19 related death.

As per the health department, the 591 cases out of 34,314 tests while positivity rate stands at 1.72 per cent.

Assam on Wednesday also reported its first two Omicron cases.

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The first Omicron case in Assam was detected in Kamrup Metro’s Sonapur with a 13-year-old boy being detected with the virus.

The second case of the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 was detected in Assam’s Hojai.

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: babs8oct@gmail.com