– by Sahithya S
Eleven employees of Assam legislative assembly have been tested COVID 19 positive in a single day. This was ahead of the scheduled commencement of a session from August 31.
The assembly administration is now testing all its employees. The health department is aiding then. Out of the 207 staff who were tested, 11 were tested positive. After that, the infected people were admitted to the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital and the COVID Care Centre set up at IIT-Guwahati. However, there are around 350 employees. The testing is going on.
When asked if the scheduled session will be canceled or postponed, the official said they are waiting for the Health Department’s advice.
Assam has so far registered 52,817 COVID-19 cases, including 17,313 in Guwahati alone.
A total of 37,224 people have recovered from the disease, while 126 have died of it.