May 25, 2021

CM Himanta Biswa Sarma visits Assam-Bengal border at Chaagolia

GUWAHATI: To review COVID-19 management, Assam chief minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma visited Chaagolia gate on Assam-West Bengal border in Dhubri district.

Sarma was accompanied by health minister Keshab Mahanta and Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) chief executive member (CEM) Pramod Boro during his visit.

“#Sagolia is an important border corridor of Assam. The success of our fight against #Covid also depends on management of this border including transportation of passengers & goods,” the chief minister stated in a tweet.

Earlier in the day, CM Sarma also visited Srirampur in Kokrajhar district bordering West Bengal.

“Screening has been at core of our #COVID19 management strategy. Over time, our teams have constantly expanded the facilities for wider net,” Sarma said. 

The chief minister also reviewed the data of incoming vehicles at Srirampur inter-state check point and directed the district administration and health department to ensure COVID-19 testing and strict isolation of positive cases.

“Asked them to provide adequate transportation to those opting for home isolation,” he added.


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