Assam govt. plans ILP type permits to curb coronavirus spread post lockdown: No new cases of COVID-19 in the state as of Monday

Published: April 6,2020 12:48 PM

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April 6, 2020: The number of coronavirus positive cases has remained unchanged in Assam on Monday after the twenty-sixth patient was reported on Sunday.

April 6, 2020: The number of corona positive cases has remained unchanged in Assam on Monday after the twenty-sixth patient was reported on Sunday. However the government has sent blood samples of more than 2 thousand people for testing out of these 1,809 have been negative, while results of 165 are awaited.

State Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma stated these while addressing a press meet in Guwahati today. He informed that 112 persons who came into contact with Manish Tibrewal including his parents, wife and child were identified and so far 98 samples had been collected.

491 samples related to the Tablighi Jamaat meet at Nizamuddin Markaz were also collected, remaining 128 samples to be collected by Monday.

The Minister also warned that govt. will slap criminal charges against the NizamuddinMarkaz returnees who are still in hiding and people who are providing them refuge.

Deliberating on the probable post lockdown situation, he said that state Govt is planning to introduce ILP-type entry permits on temporary basis for people coming to Assam once the lockdown ends. And the govt. will launch a website for registration of those people in this regard.

"If the lockdown is lifted by April 14 or 20, we will face challenges. It will be more challenging to keep the People who will be coming from abroad. And we cannot allow many people to come together" he said.

He added that the total number of N95 masks available in the state is 36,000. Making of triple layer masks has been ordered to Self Help Groups. And the Assam Arogya Nidhi's money will be spent on 5 covid hospitals.

From April 8 the salaries of state govt. employees will be released and all the treasuries have been given notice to submit the bills by 8 April. Pensioners will also get their pensions in due time.

The Minister also urged the people to help the poor and the needy as many employees have come out voluntarily to help them.

Doctors and nursing staff of private hospitals who have entered into a MoU with Assam Government will also be brought under the 50 lakh medical insurance scheme.

The government will maintain data of all people in quarantine centers and extend help until lockdown continues.

He urged the people of Assam for valuable feedbacks and suggestions to tackle the situation.