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    No Districts In Assam Will Be Red Zone Till They Report 200 COVID-19 Cases: Health Minister

    The source of infection of about 9 persons in the state is yet to be found

    The Government of Assam on Thursday announced that no district will be tagged as Red Zone unless it individually reports a total of 200 positive COVID-19 cases.

    Speaking at a press conference, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that out the total reported cases in Assam 112 cases belong to people who came to Assam from outside. As of now there were be no tagging of districts as Red, Orange or Green. Area wise containment zones will be declared in the affected areas.

    On seeing some improvement in the affected zones, the area will be declared as a buffer zone and some relaxations in the guidelines will be made but while the place remains a containment zone, it will have to be under strict restrictions.

    The minister further added that any person who comes to Assam from outside the state will have to go through a ruthless quarantine of 14 days irrespective of their social status but still, they will be given proper care.

    The minister further stated that even if he himself comes to Assam from Delhi, he will also have to go through a 14-day compulsory quarantine.

    He added that persons under government quarantine will be given proper food worth Rs 500 per day per head.

    The government might also spend Rs 2500 for the persons who will be in hotel quarantine due to various reasons.

    He further added the source of infection of about 9 persons in the state is yet to be found.

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