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Assam Governor visiting flood-affected areas is against COVID protocol, says former CM Tarun Gogoi

Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on July 25th, 2020 slammed the BJP-led state government for violating the COVID-19 protocol which led to a ‘rise in COVID-19 cases’ in the state.

“The Governor House was declared as containment zone after around 73 persons including officers and staff at Rajbhawan were tested COVID-19 positive. Sudden withdrawal of the status by the state government is a gross violation of COVID-19 protocol,” the senior Congress leader said.

Besides, he accused the Governor Jagdish Mukhi of violating the COVID-19 protocol in the state. “The Governor, aged about 77years, being the Constitutional head of the state, visited different flood-affected areas of the state. This is a violation of the protocol. He should have set an example to the fellow citizens,” he added.

He, moreover, added, “If a responsible person like Governor, Constitutional head does not follow the rules and regulation how we could expect a common man to behave like law abiding citizen.”

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“While many BJP leaders are critical of Pradyut Bordoloi, MP’s presence at the Janaja of Late Mufti Khairul Islam at Dhing but they are conspicuously silent about the Governor’s visit by breaking all norms,” Gogoi advocated.

The COVID-19 positivity rate has inched to 6.98 percent on July 24th, 2020 which was 5.25 percent on July 23rd, 2020.

A total of 1130 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Assam on Friday; of which 417 were in Guwahati and 104 in Cachar. A total of 16178 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours while over 19,000 tests were conducted on July 23rd, 2020.

Of the total 29,921 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 8081 are still active and 21,761 have recovered from the disease. Meanwhile, the death toll has increased to 76 with six new fatalities reported in the state so far.

The COVID-19 positivity rate in Assam was 5 percent on July 20th, 2020 and increased to 9.2 percent on July 21st, 2020, the state Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed. The state crossed 20,000 mark in COVID-19 cases on July 16th, 2020 while crossed the 1000-mark in 60 days. It reported the first case on March 31st, 2020.

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