The above incidents, to name but a few, of police high-handedness in the name of enforcing Covid restrictions, have led to massive public outcry in the state.
Offices, both government and private, are also permitted to function with half the manpower, the SRC said.
Aadi Krithigai - the nakshatram (star) day which falls on August 2 this year, is celebrated with religious fervour in all the temples of Murugan, son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi.
A total of 1,13,012 samples were tested on Saturday, taking the cumulative number of specimens examined to 2,20,06,215. The samples tested per million population was 5,91,247.
The death toll rose to 1,085 as 12 more people succumbed to the infection during the day, Health Services Director Aman War said.
The cumulative vaccination coverage of 46,72,59,775 doses is segregated based on the population priority groups, the ministry said.
According to data on the Cowin portal, 82,75 doses were administered on Saturday, taking the cumulative number of doses to 1,00,46,654 of which 26,64,442 were second doses.
The number of active cases stood at 4,972 on Saturday, as the recovery count reached 7,11,517 after 444 people were discharged, he said.
East Sikkim district registered the highest number of new cases at 127, followed by South Sikkim (66) and West Sikkim (44).
Legislators have passed a virus bill requiring the pass in most places as of August 9 as virus infections are spiking and hospitalizations are rising.
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Incoming travellers will have to take a COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction test on arrival and before the end of their isolation.
Reacting to the findings of the study, virologist Upasana Ray explained that the emergence of viral variants is dependent on its successful reproduction in the host.
Officials said this workshop of the Southern Railway is among the few in the world that manufactures steam engines.
With the detection of 1,179 COVID-19 cases against the testing of 1,12,132 samples on Friday, Assam has reported a positivity rate of 1.05 per cent for the day, the NHM bulletin said.
Over 1.19 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the state till Thursday, with 96.97 lakh people getting the first dose and 22.88 lakh getting the second jab as well, officials said.