Guwahati: In view of the prevailing Covid-19 situation, Army recruitment rallies and entrance examinations in different northeastern states have been postponed, officials said on Tuesday.
Defence spokesman Lt. Col P. Khongsai said that all the activities of the Common Entrance Examinations scheduled on April 25 have been postponed.
“All Army recruitment rallies are also postponed till May 31. Fresh dates would be communicated as and when confirmed,” the spokesman said.
He said that the Assam Rifles, under Spear Corps, is organising medical camps in different parts of the northeastern states. Lt. Col Khongsai said that during the conduct of the medical camps, villagers were sensitised about the relevance of personal hygiene, sanitation, usage of face mask and precautions to be observed during vaccination of Covid-19, he added.
Meanwhile, the northeastern states have taken diverse actions following a surge in the number of Covid-19 cases, including imposition of night curfew and closure of educational institutions, to prevent the spread.
The Nagaland and Tripura governments have ordered closures of educational institutions while the lower primary schools in Assam would be closed in the districts where 100 active Covid-19 cases are found in 10 days.
In Meghalaya, the night curfew in East Khasi Hills District, in which capital Shillong falls, has been extended for another week until April 25. The state government also announced a series of measures, including banning entry of tourists from other states.
Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma said that all schools will close till May 4 in Shillong area and government and private offices will function with 50 per cent attendance
.Night curfew and various other restrictions continue to be in effect in Mizoram capital Aizawl and other parts of the mountainous state.