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.
With the evolving situation, Govt of Assam has decided to reduce the home quarantine period after discharge from hospital to 7 days. As such we will not provide essential items worth Rs 2000/ except to the families living under BPL, elderly people, ailing and to Divyangjan. pic.twitter.com/PfV9Hyq1Uh
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) July 24, 2020