Assam govt exempts fully vaccinated passengers from mandatory Covid test upon arrival

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Guwahati (Assam) [India], September 2 (ANI): All fully-vaccinated incoming passengers carrying their Covid vaccination certificate with them have been exempted from mandatory testing upon arrival, as per a notification issued by the Assam government on Wednesday.

"All incoming passengers, who have been vaccinated with two doses of COVID-19 vaccines and possess such certificate, on the production of the same in front of screening authority, shall be exempted from mandatory testing on arrival at airports, railway stations, road border points etc," the notification says.

However, the order instructs authorities to carry out mandatory RT-PCR tests of people who are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated with a single dose, or symptomatic even after taking both doses of the vaccine.

To contain the spread of COVID-19 infections across the state, the Assam government on Wednesday in its new guidelines announced that a night curfew will be imposed across all districts from 9 pm to 5 am.

In case test positivity of COVID-19 in any area reaches more than 10 cases in the last seven days, jurisdictional District Magistrate will notify such areas as total containment zones and ensure necessary containment measures for COVID, the Assam government said in its new directives that will be effective from Wednesday until further orders.

According to the Standard operating procedure (SoP), all state government offices, workplaces, private offices, and establishments will function normally but not beyond 8 pm.

"All business, commercial establishments, the takeaway of food items from restaurants, Dhabas, and other eateries. The opening of Sale counters, showrooms, etc. of cold storage and warehouses. Shops dealing with groceries, fruits and vegetables, dairy and milk booths, animal fodder will remain open till 8 pm," the guidelines read. (ANI)

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