Assam: No more COVID testing at airports and railway stations from March 1

Assam, Feb 10: The Government of Assam has decided to discontinue the mandatory COVID testing at railway stations, airports, and land routes from March 1, 2021.

Taking to Twitter, Assam Cabinet Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday tweeted, “In view of rapidly declining cases of #COVID19 & given that vaccination is in full swing, GoA has decided to discontinue mandatory testing at rly stations, land routes & airports from March 1, 2021. It’s expected however that people would adhere to #Covid appropriate behavior.”

The Minister of Health & Family Welfare Department urged people to maintain COVID appropriate behavior despite the testing being discontinued in Assam.

Out of the 2, 15,510 cases in Assam, currently, 3,525 are active COVID-19 cases while 2,10,962 have recovered from the virus.