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Assam Chief Minister Makes COVID-19 Norms Mandatory In Flood Relief Camps

Sarbananda Sonowal has requested the state administration to impose strict upkeep of COVID-19 protocols.


Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has requested the state administration to impose strict upkeep of COVID-19 protocols within the flood aid camps throughout the state.

The directions got here after the Chief Minister held a collection of evaluate conferences with high officers of state catastrophe administration pressure and different departments.  

“The Chief Minister directed for ensuring all COVID-19 protocols like social distancing, hand washing, wearing of masks etc at the flood relief camps so that community spread of COVID-19 cases can be contained during the flood season,” the Chief Minister’s Office stated.

Mr Sonowal directed the district administrations to make sure that no irregularities happen whereas distributing aid supplies. He additionally issued instructions for releasing of compensation inside 48 hours by district administration for these dropping life in floods.

The Chief Minister additionally apprised Governor Jadish Mukhi of the COVID-19 and flood scenario within the state.

Till Wednesday, round 2.72 lakh individuals in state’s 11 districts have been affected by the primary wave of floods this yr, officers stated.

57 aid camps have been already arrange throughout the state.

The catastrophe administration pressure has already issued the usual working tips in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Over 16 thousand individuals have already been moved to aid camps, largely within the worst-hit Goalpara district, the place over 2.15 lakh individuals are affected, officers stated.

One individual has additionally died within the district.

On the opposite hand, Assam noticed yet one more spike in COVID-19 constructive instances on Wednesday, with 92 new instances reported in simply 24 hours, taking the state complete to 774.

Of the overall, 680 are energetic instances, whereas 87 sufferers have been cured or discharged and 4 have misplaced their lives.

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