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Assam exploring ways other than lockdown to tackle COVID-19

Guwahati, Jul 14 (UNI) Even as the COVID-19 situation in Assam continues to be alarming and the death toll kept rising, the state government is looking for means other than lockdown to tackle the pandemic.

Talking to reporters here, state Health Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “Very long lockdown is difficult for the economy. Just as people face difficulties, government also loses revenue. We face difficulties in paying salaries also.”

“We have to think of different ways to combat the pandemic. Lockdown is not the only way,” he added.

On possibility of further extending the ongoing three-week lockdown in main city Guwahati, he said no decision has been taken yet.

Besides Guwahati as well as entire Kamrup (metro) district, Dima Hasao district and municipal corporation areas of Jorhat and Golaghat towns are under lockdown to check spread of COVID 19.

Meanwhile, six COVID 19 deaths were confirmed by the death audit board today, taking the overall death toll to 46 in the state so far.

On the other hand, 757 COVID 19 patients were discharged from different hospitals during the day, taking the number of discharged patients to 12,173.

The overall COVID 19 tally in the state stood at 17,807.
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BJP MP Rebati rescues Tripura man stranded in Kuwait

09 Aug 2020 | 11:03 PM

Ambassa(Tripura), Aug 09(UNI) BJP MP Rebati Tripura rescued a stranded man, who was wounded in an accident in Kuwait, and ensured his smooth return back to Tripura.

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Sikkim Congress Chief demands action against 3 officers who had clarified govt's stand on IAS quota issue

09 Aug 2020 | 10:48 PM

Gangtok,Aug 9 (UNI) President of Sikkim Pradesh Congress Committee Bharat Basnett on Sunday criticised the three state government officers, who had clarified the government's stand on IAS quota issue raised by him and also issued a video message.

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Earthquake of 3 8 magnitude jolts Gangtok

Earthquake of 3 8 magnitude jolts Gangtok

09 Aug 2020 | 10:43 PM

Gangtok,Aug 9 (UNI) Gangtokians experienced Earthquake at 6.49 am today.

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Against target of 2 51 Crores, 3 47 Crores saplings planted : Modi

09 Aug 2020 | 10:36 PM

Patna, Aug 09 (UNI) Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi today said that against the target of plantation of 2.51 Crores saplings this year, a total of 3.47 Crores saplings were planted this year even during the bad phase of Corona pandemic.

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Flood water maroons 73 lakh people in Bihar

09 Aug 2020 | 10:35 PM

Pàtna, Aug 9 (UNI) The flood water has marooned 74 lakh 19 thousand people in 16 districts of Bihar where flood situation remained grim as seven rivers of North Bihar were flowing above the red mark following incessant rains in their catchment areas in the state and in Nepal.

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