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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

    Himanta Biswa Sarma discontinues Tweeting COVID Updates

    The Covid updates will be shared by the National Health Mission (NHM) Assam’s official Twitter handle from now onwards

    GUWAHATI: After continuing the update the world with Assam’s Covid 19 status for nine months, the state’s health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has decided to stop posting the updates through his Twitter handle anymore.

    The minister said that his decision was a result of the considerable improvement in the state Covid19 situation.

    He posted: “For 270+ days, I’ve shared #Covid updates. With a positivity rate of below 0.5%, & considering life is back to pre-Covid times including the opening of schools & colleges, I shall discontinue the same from today except for special information. Now updates will come from @nhm_assam.”

    He informed that the updates on the Covid situation would be shared by the National Health Mission (NHM) Assam’s official Twitter handle from now onwards.

    Himanta Biswa Sarma earlier claimed that the state has shown tremendous improvement and almost came out of the Covid 19 wave. Till Friday evening, Assam has recorded a total of 2, 16,251 positive cases out of which 2, 11,989 have recovered. At least 1049 people have died so far in the state.


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    The decision was taken as per the provisions of sections 51-60 of the Disaster Management Act 2005 and section 188 of the Indian Penal Code