Coronavirus outbreak: No morning assembly in schools, colleges in Assam as precautionary measure


GUWAHATI | March 15, 2020

Assam government on Sunday made an announcement that to prevent the spread of coronavirus, no morning assembly will be conducted in schools, colleges and higher educational institutions, as a precautionary measure.

"There shall not be any form of morning assembly in the schools/colleges/higher educational institutions. No exhibitions shall be organised in the schools/colleges/higher educational institutions," Commissioner and Secretary to Government of Assam,
Education Department said.

The Assam Chief Minister's Office stated that Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday took a detailed review of the situation emanated in the wake of coronavirus crisis across many countries and its fallout in India with special focus on measures deployed at the state's
airports to screen passengers.

Sonowal said that though no cases have been detected in Assam. He stated that utmost care and precaution should be taken to keep the state aloof from coronavirus infection.

Meanwhile, all functions like public meetings, 'Nam Kirtan', 'Bhaona' and 'Geeta Path' have been banned with immediate effect until further orders
in Sivasagar district.

So far, 84 confirmed cases of coronavirus have been reported across India.