GUWAHATI: Assam Health Minister said on Thursday that the COVID situation in Assam should recede post-May 15. The minister further said that if a status quo is maintained as far as the COVID cases in the state are concerned, then there should be no need for the government to announce a lockdown. “When do you need a lockdown? When a state runs out of hospital beds and is unable to handle the situation. If we continue to report around the same number of cases or maybe a little more or less, I do not think we will have to announce a lockdown. Even Prime Minister Modiji has said that lockdown should be the last option. We should do everything to avoid a lockdown,” the Health Minister told reporters after he stepped out of a temple in Biswanath. Sarma offered prayers at the temple just 3 days ahead of the result day. Also Read – Assam COVID-19 Update: 3079 New Cases Detected Today, Kamrup (M) Records 1029 Expressing his confidence in the Assam Assembly Election 2021 results, the minister added that the results will be good and will be in favor of the BJP. “Everyone has the desire to win the election and so does Congress leader Ripun Bora, however on May 2 the state will witness good news,” the minister added. “Our earlier target was to win in 100 plus seats. But our present assessment is that the BJP would get in and around 84 seats. We are 100 percent certain that the BJP-led alliance would form the government in Assam after the declaration of results (on May 2),” Himanta Biswa Sarma told media during his visit to Tripura.
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