Assam CM advises DCs to extend curfew in Dibrugarh, Tinsukia by two hours
Assam Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who is on a visit to upper Assam to take stock of the COVID situation on Saturday, advised the deputy commissioners of Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts to extend the curfew hours by two hours starting from noon.
Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts, apart from Kamrup (Metro), have been the worst-hit districts since the second wave of the novel coronavirus struck Assam.
Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, on Saturday, visited Assam Medical and Hospital (AMCH) to take stock of the Covid-19 situation.
"I have advised DC Dibrugarh to impose curfew in Dibrugarh district from noon of May 17 with due consultation with eminent citizens and businessmen of the district. The deputy commissioner will take the decision accordingly," the chief minister said.
#AssamCovidUpdate 3/3— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) May 15, 2021
Directed to extend curfew hrs starting from 12 noon in consultation with business community & leading citizens; increase containment zones, extend livelihood help to the needy. Advised them to be careful in allowing home quarantine to people above 50 yrs pic.twitter.com/rxxslF0kAe
Earlier today, the chief minister visited the district hospital at Tinsukia to take stock of the facilities for COVID patients. He also had a meeting with the deputy commissioner where he advised the latter to carry out at least 500 RT-PCR tests daily, 2000 screening, strict containment protocols and extension of curfew by two hours.
"I along with Union Min @Rameswar_Teli, Min @SANJOYKISHAN1 & MLAs visited district hospital at Tinsukia to take stock of facilities put in place for #COVID19 patients including ICU beds, oxygen availability etc. I asked doctors to ensure (the) best possible treatment," the chief minister tweeted.
(Edited by Ibankyntiew Mawrie)
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