Collection of nasal swab for COVID-19 test

The Assam government has ended compulsory COVID-19 testing at airports, railway stations, other entrance points, and hospitals from February 15, and those with symptoms have been asked to perform voluntary tests.

Principal secretary in the health and family welfare department, stated in a notification that COVID-19 positive in the state and country is progressively declining.

According to the notification, the number of people who have been vaccinated twice in the country has increased significantly, and various relaxations have been granted by the Government of India and leading health institutions such as AIIMS in New Delhi in light of the decreasing number of COVID cases and the difficulties encountered due to testing protocols in emergency departments.

“These instructions are issued in better public interest in view of the evolving situation of the COVID pandemic and shall be liable for change if required as per the SOPs and guidelines issued by the government of India and the eventual situation of COVID-19 in the country and the state,” it said.

The state’s daily positivity rate has reduced from 4 per cent to 0.83 per cent during the past two weeks, as per the health and family welfare department report.

As on February 14 night, the state had 2,292 active cases with the detection of 198 fresh cases.

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