An earlier order exempting mandatory COVID-19 testing for air and train passengers who have received both doses of the vaccine has been withdrawn by the Assam government, said an official order.
The decision to withdraw the exemption was taken after cases of persons testing positive for COVID-19 even after having taken both doses of the vaccine were detected in the state.
The Health and Family Welfare department issued a notification on Thursday, and said the earlier order of June 25, 2021, stands withdrawn with immediate effect. The earlier order had released those travellers who had taken both doses of COVID-19 vaccine from mandatory testing for infection at airports and railway stations.
Prompting the withdrawal of the exemption, the lasted notification said,” … COVID positivity is observed even in some of the person(s) who have received two doses of vaccination in a few instances.”
Since the first wave of COVID-19 last year, continuous screening of all incoming passengers at airports and railway stations is being conducted in the state.
As per National Health Mission, Assam, latest data on Thursday the overall COVID-19 case tally in the state has reached 5,42,445 and deaths 4,937, while the number of recovered persons so far is 5,17,041 with an overall recovery rate of 95.32 per cent.