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    Assam: COVID-19 tests to continue at airports, rly stations

    Earlier, the government had decided to discontinue the mandatory COVID-19 testing at airports, railway stations and land routes from March 1, 2021.

    Guwahati: The Assam government on Friday issued an order stating that the discontinuation of COVID-19 test at airports have been ‘kept in abeyance’ until further order because of ‘gradual increase’ in the incidence of COVID-19 cases .

    The order stated that the COVID-19 screening and testing will continue in all the airports of the state and railway stations as per extant protocol.

    An order by principal secretary (health) Samir Sinha mentioned that the earlier instruction of cancelling the testing on arrival at airports and railway stations from the beginning of March has been kept in ‘abeyance’.

    The fresh directive came after a spike in coronavirus infections was witnessed in some states of the country.

    Sinha also directed the district administrations and the integrated disease surveillance programe (ISDP) officials to ensure that contact tracing protocols are strictly followed.

    Earlier, the government had decided to discontinue the mandatory COVID-19 testing at airports, railway stations and land routes from March 1, 2021.

    Meanwhile, Assam has recorded 30 fresh coronavirus cases in last 24 hours, taking the tally to 2,17,484. The state currently has 276 active cases, while, 2,14,770 people have recovered from the disease so far.

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