Bangla Hunt Desk: Due to the lockdown, Assam has issued a directive not to observe rongali bihu socially. The festival is celebrated on the untimely New Year's holiday. Assam Police, on the one hand, issued directives, on the other hand, through a music video, appealed to the people not to attend this important festival in the state. The Assam police have appealed to the non-residents not to join the festival through traditional dance. This video of the unequal police is going viral on social media.
#WATCH Assam: Traffic Police personnel in Guwahati celebrate #RongaliBihu during Coronavirus Lockdown. They say, “We extend our greetings to everyone on the occasion. Please stay at home in this lockdown. If we stay healthy only then will we be able to celebrate Bihu.” pic.twitter.com/xXFVuFb2uU
– ANI (@ANI) April 14, 2020
Inspector General of Police, sculptor Jyoti Mohant, said that the directive issued on Bihu was not meant to mobilize the crowd. Mahant said, I have appealed to the people of Bihu community that if they are too many, then the five should be united and the ceremony should be celebrated for only 5 minutes. He appealed to the people who attended the event to maintain social distance.
Alert ~ A person from Goalpara, and secondary contact people associated with #NizamuddinMarkaz, has been confirmed as # COVID19 positive. The total number of #Covid Patients in #Assam now stands at 31.
Update at 11.55 pm / April 13 #AssamCovidCount
– Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) April 13, 2020
Hemant Biswas Sharma, Health Minister of Assam said that the number of people infected with the virus has increased in the state after receiving the coroner case in another one of Assam. He said that one of the new ones, who had received coronary symptoms, came about a member attending a religious ceremony in Delhi.
He said the case has come to the fore in Golpara district of the state. The new case was reported on Monday night. Extensive information is still available. This is the fourth case in Goalpara district. The remaining three attended a religious ceremony in Delhi. He said that out of the 4 victims in the state, only 4 returned to the state after attending a religious ceremony in Delhi.
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