Guwahati: Providing some respite to the COVID-19 recovered patients in Assam, the state government has decided to reduce the home quarantine period after discharge from the hospital from 14 days to 7 days.
Now those who are discharged from the hospitals or the COVID Care Centres (CCC) will no longer need to spend 14 days of the home quarantine period.
Besides, the state government has also decided not to provide essential items worth Rs 2,000 except to the families living under BPL, elderly people and to Divyangjan.
Earlier the state government provided essential items worth Rs 2,000 to over 1.12 lakh households of all COVID-19 positive patients across the state who got discharged from hospital and had to spend 14 days in-home quarantine.
Assam has witnessed a massive spike in COVID-19 positive cases which has forced the state government to impose complete lockdown in many parts of the state including Guwahati to containment the situation.
However, total lockdown was partially relaxed in Guwahati on July 19 to August 2.
Inter-district movements of individuals were also banned till further orders.
Assam has so far recorded some 29921 COVID cases with 76 deaths.