A day after Assam well being minister Himanta Biswa Sarma claimed that there isn’t a COVID within the state and therefore no must put on masks now,the well being and household welfare division Sunday issued recent notifications for obligatory testing of air and prepare passengers coming to the state from Mumbai and Bengaluru to examine the unfold of virus.
Separate orders have been issued for air and prepare passengers and the charges for COVID testing by the division’s Principal Secretary Samir Sinha.
The minister had on Saturday mentioned that there isn’t a COVID in Assam and so there isn’t a must put on a masks now which triggered widespread criticism.
Subsequently Mr Sarma tweeted, “those who are making fun of my statement on mask, must come to Assam and see how we have contained COVID-19 in comparison to states like Delhi, Kerala and Maharashtra along with an impressive recovery of our economy”.
“We will celebrate Bihu also with the same enthusiasm this year”, he added.
Bihu, the Assamese new 12 months is falling on April 14.
According to the order issued, all air passengers from Mumbai and Bengaluru disembarking in any airport of Assam will mandatorily want to hold a damaging RT-PCR report, carried out inside 72 hours previous to endeavor the journey and the check report ought to be verifiable utilizing QR code or in any other case.
Airlines would enable boarding to solely these passengers at Mumbai and Bengaluru who’re carrying the damaging RT-PCR check report.
Any passenger from these two cities who arrive with out passable RT-PCR check report must endure paid COVID-19 testing on the airport and can wait in designated location inside airport premises at his personal expense until the check result’s accessible.
If the check is optimistic, the passenger must shift to house isolation or hospital, in response to the therapy protocol and this order comes into power from April 9.
All passengers, arriving in trains originating from or transiting via Maharashtra and/or Karnataka will endure screening for signs on arrival in railway stations in Assam.
All symptomatic passengers will endure COVID-19 check and there can even be random Rapid Antigen Test of passengers from amongst these discovered to be asymptomatic.
If the check is optimistic, the passenger shall be shifted to house isolation or hospital, as per therapy protocol and this order comes into power with speedy impact.
Regarding contact tracing of COVID-19 optimistic sufferers, an order handed to make sure that a minimum of 20 to 25 contacts ought to be recognized who’ve been uncovered to the contaminated particular person.
Apart from speedy antigen check, RT-PCR check also needs to be carried out for the recognized contact in case the speedy check is damaging, the order acknowledged.
The well being division has additionally mounted the utmost charges chargeable by NABL (National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories ) and ICMR permitted non-public sector laboratories within the state and this ranges from Rs 500/- for RT-PCR samples collected on the labs, Rs 750 for samples collected from house and Rs 250 for speedy antigen check.
The most charge liable for RT-PCR check on the airports within the state has been mounted at Rs 500 for all permitted laboratories.
Assam reported 68 new circumstances over the past 24 hours with no deaths, taking the full COVID optimistic circumstances to 2,18,601 and the dying rely to 1107.
There are at present 598 COVID circumstances within the state with 2,15,549 recovered sufferers discharged up to now.
The state has up to now carried out 72,71,998 cumulative assessments.