Assam govt reduces time period for home quarantine; Rs 2000 benefit only to BPL families

GUWAHATI: The Assam government on Saturday has decided to reduce the home quarantine period for COVID-19 patients even as cases are on the rise. Informing about the decision, Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that after discharge from hospital, a COVID patients will be required to stay in home quarantine for 7 days instead of 14 days .

Additionally, the state government will provide essential items worth Rs 2000 to the families living under BPL, elderly people, ailing and to Divyangjan, he clarified.

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