Vulnerability mapping at the block level is necessary as many people are tested positive in small towns and rural areas, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma directed the deputy commissioners (DCs).
Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma: Assam chief minister Himanata Biswa Sarma directed the deputy commissioners (DCs) to carry out vulnerability mapping at the block level as many people are tested positive in small towns and rural areas.
He also mentioned that the vaccination drive will not be slackened against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
Sarma chaired a meeting late on Tuesday to discuss necessary steps to combat the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic.
Hundred per cent vaccination is a need of the hour and priority as well. Keeping in mind, Sarma urged officials to share ideas on district-specific strategies in order to achieve 100 per cent vaccination.
On Tuesday, only 62,052 people were inoculated against 78,923 on Monday. According to government data around five million recipients have been vaccinated in Assam till now. Of which 3,983,642 have received the first doses and 967,589 have received both doses.
He also asked the DCs to earmark priority-vaccine areas. The requirement is to earmark the areas that are leading to the spread of the infection to villages and tea gardens.
Employees who have been fully vaccinated have been allowed to resume their work from June 14. Also, it is mandatory for all the employees to follow all Covid-appropriate behaviour in the office premises, said general administration department commissioner and secretary MS Manivannan said in the order.
Chief minister Sarma highlighted the gradual decline in the daily infections in the state. He also asked the officials to not lower the guard and ensure that restrictions imposed are necessary prerequisites to fight the spread of Covid-19. The restrictions, which are currently undergoing have been extended till June 22. However, still, some relaxations have been provided in some districts.
On Tuesday Assam’s, overall the positivity rate stands at 3.62 per cent. While the active cases in the state have been decreased to 39,837. 421,378 people have been recovered till now. It recorded 3,415 new cases and 34 more deaths. This has taken the caseload and the death toll to 466,590 and 4,028 respectively.