The Assam government on Sunday extended the inter-district travel in the state to April 30, to allow people to travel within the state amid the COVID-19 lockdown. This decision was announced by State Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. The extension has been given for a period of three more days. As per the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Assam has a total of 36 positive COVID-19 cases of which, 19 patients have recovered and one patient has died due to the disease.
Assam government extends inter-district travel in the State by 3 more days to April 30, to allow two-way travel - from one destination to the other and vice-versa: Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma pic.twitter.com/kOBTIhYxwZ— ANI (@ANI) April 26, 2020
Appeal landlords and owners of private hostels and PGs to adopt a humanitarian approach and provide concessions while collecting rents from students, and from tenants working in private companies and those who do not have regular incomes: Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma https://t.co/uSRK9ibDGn— ANI (@ANI) April 26, 2020
State minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday said that the Assam Cabinet will decide on the implementation of the Union Home Ministry order regarding reopening of standalone shops in non-containment zones amid the coronavirus-forced lockdown at its meeting on Monday. In a late-night order on Friday, the MHA allowed reopening of the neighbourhood and standalone shops, including those selling garments, mobile phones, hardware, and stationery items, but said that those located in market places, malls, COVID-19 hotspots, and containment zones, will continue to remain shut till May 3.
Meanwhile, the death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 824 and the number of cases climbed to 26,496 in the country, with 49 more deaths and 1,990 fresh cases being reported in the past 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry.