Assam government to allow inter-district movement for three days by following MHA guidelines

Guwahati, April 22:  In a relief to the people who stuck in different places of the state, the Assam government has decided to allow inter-district movement for three days from April 25.

Assam Health Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday said that, the state government has decided to allow inter-district movement for a window period of three days subject to the Ministry of Home Affairs guidelines.

Addressing a press conference held in Guwahati, the Assam Health minister said that, from April 25 to April 27, people will be allowed to commute back to their respective places and the state government has decided by following the guidelines of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

“The people who have own vehicles stuck in different districts due to the novel Coronavirus lockdown, they can apply for the e-pass to the respective district Deputy Commissioners. The patient will be allowed to visit government hospitals for treatment and they should also have to apply for e-pass and it will be continued,” Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

“From April 25, the inter-district movement will be felicitated for the patients and the government will take strict action against those vehicles plying on roads with the e-passes issued for patients but without a patient on board,” the Assam Health minister said.

He further said that, the Assam government will arrange few buses of the Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) for the window period for the people without vehicle or transport means.

“The buses will ply on designated routes and such people will have to call 104. Apart from it, the migrant workers will also be allowed to commute within three days period and the maximum 25 migrant workers will be allowed to travel in one truck or bus,” Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

The Assam Health minister also said that the state has reported 34 positive cases for COVID-19 so far and 19 patients were discharged from hospitals and one patient was died.

“No new COVID-19 positive case has been detected in the state in the last seven days,” Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

He also said that, a total of 5789 swab samples have been tested so far and 214 test results are awaited.