All legislators of Assam on March 24th, 2020, announced of giving away their one month’s salary to the state government for combating the COVID-19 pandemic.
The main opposition – Congress was the first to make the gesture, followed by other parties. Later, the speaker of the Assam Assembly, Hitendra Kumar Goswami said, “All MLAs have decided to donate their one month’s salary for combating the pandemic.”
Assam announced a lockdown till March 31st, 2020, midnight barring the emergency services and decided to provide free rice at the state’s public distribution system centres from April 1st, 2020.
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh and his other cabinet colleagues announced to donate their one month’s salary to the CM’s COVID 19 relief fund as the state declared lockdown till March 31st, to prevent the spread of the virus.
Manipur has reported its first case today while Assam has not registered any case yet. The coronavirus has infected a total of 470 people and claimed nine lives so far in India, according to the Health Ministry.
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