Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on May 11 held a meeting with ministers Keshab Mahanta, Jogen Mohan and top officers at CM’s conference room at Janata Bhawan in Guwahati to assess the situation arising out of the increasing COVID-19 cases in the state.

Chief minister Sarma directed ensuring strict enforcement of restrictions to bring down positivity rate in the state. He directed the ministers and senior officers to extensively travel all corners of the state to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The chief minister also reviewed the vaccination status, vaccine stock, availability of oxygen, essential medicines etc to effectively manage the situation.

Sarma also stressed on the importance of creating mass awareness to ensure strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols by all sections of the society to arrest the rising number of cases. He directed to ensure rapid vaccination in big cities to restrict the spread of the pandemic to the villages.

Chief secretary Jishnu Barua, DGP Bhaskarjyoti Mahanta, principal secretary to the chief minister Samir Kumar Sinha, principal secretary of health and family welfare Anurag Goyal, principal secretary of revenue and disaster management Avinash Joshi, additional director general of police (law & order) GP Singh, MD NHM Assam S Laxmanan, DC Kamrup Metro Biswajit Pegu were present in the meeting.

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