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Assam chief minister SarbanandaSonowal on Tuesday said that the state government has not relaxed the 21-day nationwide lockdown period and it will continue till April 14.

“Assam Govt has Not Relaxed the Lockdown norms by any means and #Lockdown21 to continue till April 14. Since this is for our own safety, I urge the people of Assam to cooperate with us and together defeat #COVID19,” he tweeted.

Assam on Tuesday reported it first positive case of coronavirus after a 52-year-old man from Badarpur in Karimganj district has been found positive for COVID-19.

Sources said the 52-year-old person is from Hassanpur near Badarpur, was suffering from high fever and body ache during the last few days.

Doctors at Srigouri PHC near Badarpur had initially put him under observation.

His blood sample was tested at Silchar Medical College Hospital and was found positive

Subsequently, the National Institute of Virology in Pune confirmed the blood sample to be positive on Tuesday evening.

Amid speculations that the COVID-19 lockdown may be extended beyond April 14 midnight, Cabinet secretary Rajiv Gauba on Monday said the Centre does not have any plan to extend the nation-wide lockdown.

The government announced some exemptions to the lockdown by allowing movement of all goods carrier, irrespective of those being in essential or non-essential categories.

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