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Assam: COVID test mandatory for fully vaccinated passengers on arrival

GUWAHATI: The Assam government on Thursday took the decision to withdraw the earlier order of exempting fully vaccinated passengers from mandatory COVID-19 testing at airports and railways stations on arrival in the state.

The decision was taken after observing COVID positivity in people who have been administered both the doses of the vaccine.

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In an official notification, the state government said that strict containment measures including continuous screening of incoming passengers through airports and railway stations are being conducted in the state of Assam to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Also, according to an earlier order dated June 25, the fully vaccinated passengers were exempted from the mandatory testing. However, owing to the detection of COVID-19 cases even in fully vaccinated people, the state government has withdrawn the order with immediate effect.

The state so far has recorded 542445 cases with 19120 active cases of COVID-19.   A total of 517041 patients have recovered from the virus while 4937 people died.

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