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Assam welcomes extension in lockdown

Earlier today, a​ high-level meeting to discuss various issues related to the movement of people of the state stranded at different places across the country and the policy to be adopted for facilitating their return to the state was held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.

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Last Updated: May 01, 2020, 09.11 PM IST
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Guwahati: Assam government welcome the Centre’s decision to extend the coronavirus induced nationwide lockdown by two more weeks post May 3.

While welcoming the Central government’s decision to extend the coronavirus induced nationwide lockdown, the Assam govt said that it will review the relaxations notified by the Union government.

Earlier today, a high-level meeting to discuss various issues related to the movement of people of the state stranded at different places across the country and the policy to be adopted for facilitating their return to the state was held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.

The meeting also discussed various issues related to the lockdown presently being enforced in the State.

In a statement, the state government stated, “The principal secretary of finance department Sameer Sinha informed the Chief Minister about the steps to be taken to deal with issues related to the movement of State’s people who are stranded in different parts of the country,”.

Further, in pursuance of the Central government’s notification to appoint Nodal Officer to deal with the matter of migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and other persons stranded at different places, State government-designated GP Singh Additional DGP (Law & Order) as the Nodal Officer for the entire exercise. Besides, Harmeet Singh Additional DGP (Security) is designated as alternate Nodal Officer.
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