Assam govt issues new COVID-19 SOP; eases some curbs



The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) on Monday issued revised COVID-19 guidelines for both rural and urban areas that will come into force from 5 am of August 10, 2021, and will remain in place until further orders are issued.

As per the new order, there are certain relaxations on economic activities and curfew timings. The revised directives are as follows:

*Curfew timing has been relaxed by one hour, the new curfew timings are from 6 pm to 5 am daily.

*All commercial establishments including malls, stand-alone shops, restaurants, shops dealing in FMCG, sale counters, and others will now be allowed to open till 5 pm.

*All inter-district passenger transport services and movement of people to and from other districts shall remain suspended. However, movement of goods shall continue as usual.

*All Public transport authorities including taxis, buses, good vehicles, containers shall enforce Covid-19 appropriate behaviour while offering services.

*Only 10 persons are allowed for public gatherings or functions such as marriage or funerals.

*Wearing of face mask is compulsory at all public places.

*Excise authority will take strong action against illegal production and sale of country liquor in all the districts.

*Restrictions on inter-district passenger transport services and movement of people to and from other districts, need-based conduct of offline classes in some premier institutions, graded re-opening of religious places and state-protected monuments and sites, etc. will be comprehensively reviewed depending on the progression of reduction in Covid-19 caseload.

*Other restrictions including the odd-even formula for plying of vehicles, declaration of containment zones, etc. and exemptions as notified in the order of August 2, 2021, shall continue to remain in force except those specifically modified by this order.

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(Edited by Shankar Kumar Turha)