DISPUR: Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday appealed landlords to adopt a humanitarian approach in the collection of rents from students and tenants, in the wake of COVID-19 lockdown.
"We appeal to landlords and owners of private hostels and PGs to adopt a humanitarian approach and provide concessions while collecting rents from students, and from tenants working in private companies and those who do not have regular incomes," Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
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India is under a nation-wide lockdown which was imposed on March 25 and later extended on April 14 to May 3 to stem the spread of coronavirus.
A total of 26,496 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India as on Sunday. 824 people have lost their lives due to the coronavirus in the country to date.