With Assam witnessing its highest spike of 22 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, that too from Guwahati, a green zone, and at a time when the special passenger trains are arriving with stranded people from outside, the state government has tweaked its quarantine protocol and has come up with a strict SOP.
Doctors at the government-run ESIC Hospital committed a "mistake" by not testing samples of a 16-year-old girl, who later died of Covid-19, Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Saturday.
Assam has 'temporarily' shut down the Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) - the biggest medical college of the northeast and the B Borooah Cancer Institute in Guwahati after four coronavirus cases were reported from their premises. Guwahati was a green zone before these cases were reported.
Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday said state borders with all states in the northeast, except Sikkim, will be opened to "ease the return" of those stranded in the other states in the region.
Special protection suits have been arranged in Assam's Guwahati for journalists covering the coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed at least 68 people in India, infected nearly 2,900.
The Assam government on Saturday directed the schools to provide students with course materials and give them homework through WhatsApp to prevent learning gaps and subsequent dropouts during the closure of educational institutes due to the coronavirus outbreak, officials said.
An election of a different kind has caught the imagination of people in Guwahati with its intense campaign, using traditional outreach methods like banners, posters, festoons and the new age mediums like social media bulk messages, WhatsApp broadcasts and audio-visuals (AVs) and not to forget door-to-door visits campaigns.
At least 400 people in Assam have been quarantined after they came in contact with an American tourist who tested positive for the new coronavirus, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Sunday.
The Journalists' Forum Assam (JFA) expressed concern on Friday over an incident of alleged eve-teasing of a senior woman journalist near the Guwahati Press Club.
Four-year-old Ivan Goswami was to celebrate his birthday in a big party on Thursday evening but it never happened. He was charred to death along with his seven-year-old brother Ishan in a massive fire at their home in Guwahati.
Superintendent of Police (SP) of a hill district in Assam has been charged under the POCSO Act for allegedly sexually harassing a teenage daughter of another senior police officer at a new year's party.
A GoAir plane had to return to the Guwahati airport in Assam on Monday within minutes of take off after a technical snag was detected, officials said.
The Board, which conducts postgraduate and postdoctoral examinations for the award of Diplomate of National Board (DNB), has postponed the DNB final examination (Theory) scheduled to be held on December 13, 14 and 15 at Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati.
Guwahati University offered unapproved courses putting career prospects of nearly 74,000 students in jeopardy, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) said in a report.
The Gauhati University has jeopardised the career prospects of nearly 74,000 students and collected Rs 39 crore as enrolment fees from them by offering 21 unapproved courses through its distance learning centre for seven years, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has said in a report.