GUWAHATI: Normal pre-pandemic life without any kind of Covid restrictions that existed till the last part of March, 2020 will start again in Assam from Tuesday. The state closed down for the first time under the nationwide lockdown on March 25 two years ago.
The first Covid-19 case was detected in the state on March 31, 2020, who was from Cachar and was a Tablighi Jamaat attendee at Nizamuddin in New Delhi. The first death due to Covid was recorded at Hailakandi on April 10, 2020 and he was also a returnee from Nizamuddin.
There will be no more curfews or restrictions on offline classrooms and on gathering of people in cinemas, meetings and wedding ceremonies. The mandatory testing for passengers at airports and railway stations and before admission and OPD services in hospitals will also cease to be in force, chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Monday.
Sarma added that Assam will be withdrawing all Covid-related restrictions before any other state in the country and attributed this to an intensified vaccination drive that has achieved over 95% double-dose coverage.
“From tomorrow, Assam will be in like pre-Covid days of 2020. Schools and colleges will function normally. Only three conditions will remain…wearing of masks, sanitization of hands and vaccination” Sarma said.

In a tweet, he said, “GoA shall withdraw all #COVID19 compulsory testing facilities at airports, rly stations and hospitals wef Feb 15. Also, all restrictions incl night curfew, social-religious gatherings including other curbs shall stand withdrawn. Detailed notification on Feb 14.”
He added, “People will ask why Assam has withdrawn all restrictions before any other state. We could do this because we could intensify the vaccination drive.’


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