• Assam Receives 1 Lakh Doses Of Covishield; Himanta Urges Citizens To Get Vaccinated

    A total of 4,826 new Covid-19 cases have been reported in Assam during the last 24 hours

    Assam has received 1 lakh doses of Covishield vaccine on Friday from the Centre.

    This was announced by Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Twitter. Sarma said that with these, 3,82,670 doses of vaccines are available in the state now.  

    The Health Minister also urged the citizens to get vaccinated against the deadly coronavirus.

    “We've received 1 lakh more doses of #Covishield vaccine today for people of 45 years+. Our total vaccine availability is 3,82,670. PLEASE GET VACCINATED,” Sarma wrote on the micro blogging site.

    The vaccination drive for the 18-44 year olds kick-started in Assam on May 5. Sarma inaugurated the drive at two centres- Gauhati Medical College and Hospital and Guwahati Press Club.

    Divyangs and journalists below 45 years were administered the first dose of the vaccination on the first day. 

    A total of 4,826 new Covid-19 cases have been reported in the state during the last 24 hours. 51 persons succumbed to Covid-19 during that period taking the total number of fatalities to 1,485.

    Sarma informed that 22,10,681 citizens has received the first dose of the vaccine while, 6,23,189 were administered the second and final dose of the vaccine so far in the State.

    The Health Minister on Thursday visited the Covid ICU unit of the GMCH wearing a PPE kit to take stock of the situation and meet the patients.  

    To contain the spread of the vicious virus, a night curfew has been imposed in Assam from 6 pm to 5 am from May 5 till until further orders. All shop and business establishments have been directed to shut by 2 pm. Furthermore, all government and private offices will also shut down by 2 pm, the government ordered.

    All examinations, including HSLC and HS, have been postponed indefinitely in the State. The government has announced the closure of all educational institutions in the state till further notice. However, online classes will continue to keep the learning process in momentum in times of pandemic.

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