Mandatory COVID-19 tests for fully vaccinated passengers on arrival in Assam

Stating that COVID-19 positivity is observed even in some of the person(s) who have been administered both doses of the vaccine, the health and family welfare department withdrew its earlier order.


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The Assam government on Friday annunced that incoming passengers vaccinated with both doses of COVID-19 vaccine will have to undergo mandatory test upon arrival at the airports and railway stations in the state.

Stating that COVID-19 positivity is observed even in some of the person(s) who have been administered both doses of the vaccine, the health and family welfare department withdrew its earlier order, issued on June 25, which exempted the persons who have been vaccinated with two doses of COVID-19 vaccine from mandatory testing.

Assam's confirmed COVID-19 caseload reached 5,42,445, while the death toll surged to 4,937 as of Thursday.

As per the latest COVID-19 bulletin, a total of 1,20,908 tests were conducted on Thursday, of which 1,992 were found positive for COVID-19.  The cumulative number of COVID-19 tests conducted is 1,66,47,522.

As many as 85,41,055 people across the state have been administered Covid vaccine doses under the Nationwide vaccination drive as of Thursday.

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First Published:July 16, 2021, 2:07 p.m.

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