Amid the sudden surge in cases of coronavirus, Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal while interacting with the deputy commissioners of all the districts urging their administrations to conduct at least a lakh COVID-19 tests and create micro containment zones to combat the second wave of the deadly pandemic.
Further, Chief Minister Sonowal has also instructed the Deputy Commissioners to ramp up vaccination drives and create more mass awareness on the different virulant strains and encourage to follow COVID protocols.
The Chief Minister also asked the distict administrations to speed up testing across railway stations, airports and bus terminals.
As of Monday, 583 new cases were reported in the state. The overall caseload has touched 2, 20,893.