Assam withdraws exemption vaccinated passengers, makes tests mandatory; Cachar to test at Tikal, Railway Station
On June 25, the Department of Health, Government of Assam modified its order in terms of regulations for the air passengers. The order stated, “Therefore, in partial modification of this office earlier Order No HLA.301/2020/175 dated 13/04/2021, it is hereby ordered that people who have been vaccinated with two doses of COVID vaccine, shall be exempted from mandatory testing on arrival at airports or railway stations in Assam from outside the state provided they produce a valid certificate depicting the fully vaccinated status of the person with two doses of COVID vaccine.”
Today, the department has issued another order withdrawing the exemption. “Whereas, strict containment measures including continuous screening of incoming passengers through airports and railway stations are being conducted in the state of Assam to prevent the spread of COVID; and Whereas, COVID positivity is observed even in some of the person(s) who have received two doses of vaccination in a few instances,” stated the order issues today.
It added, “Therefore, this earlier office Order No. HLA.264/2020/21 Dated Dispur the 25th June, 2021, exempting people who have been vaccinated with two doses of COVID vaccine from mandatory testing on arrival at airports or railway stations in Assam, is hereby withdrawn with immediate effect.”
It is worth mentioning here that, Prime Minister Narendra Modi cautioned Northeastern states as the number of Covid cases continues to rise.
Cachar administration informed that it will continue to test air passengers at the model hospital located in Tikal Tea Estate in Udharbond near the airport. Whereas Railway passengers will be tested at the Silchar Railway Station.