Night curfews Timing in Assam may be changed

Assam's state government is reportedly considering changing the night curfew timings because to an increase in COVID-19 cases.

Assam's night curfews are likely to be extended as a preventive measure to stem the rise in COVID-19 cases. Assam's current night curfew runs from 11:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next day. According to reports, the new SOPs, which will be announced by the Assam government on Friday afternoon, would not feature any substantial modifications.

The new SOPs are anticipated to include limits on public meetings and the need to wear masks.  Notably, Assam's chief minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma, and health minister, Keshab Mahanta, met with key state officials to discuss the state's rising COVID-19 cases.

COVID-19 outbreaks in Assam appear to be on the rise, with single-day case counts showing an upward trend. Assam reported a total of 844 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday. These new cases in Assam were detected after 35,562 samples were tested. On Thursday, the COVID-19 positive rate in Assam was 2.37 percent. 369 of the new COVID-19 cases were found in and around Guwahati city.

On Thursday, there were 253 more instances reported in Assam than there were on Wednesday.

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