Total Containment removed in Assam
The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) has issued a revised and consolidated directive on Monday for both rural and urban areas, which will remain in force from 5 am of August 3, 2021 until further orders.
There will be no round-the-clock curfew in the State.
All work places, business/commercial establishments, dine in restaurants, hotels, resorts, dhabas and other eateries, takeaway of food items from restaurants/dhabas and other eateries, opening of sale counters, showrooms, cold storages and warehouses will be up to 1 pm in Golaghat and Lakhimpur districts and up to 4 pm in rest of the districts.
Shops dealing with groceries, fruits and vegetables, dairy and milk booths, animal fodder will be opened up to 5 pm in Golaghat and Lakhimpur districts and up to 4 pm in the rest of the districts.
All inter-district passenger transport services and movement of people to and from other districts shall remain suspended.
Public transport authorities shall enforce COVID-19 appropriate behavior and seating inside the vehicles, carriers, containers, etc.
Public gathering is allowed up to 10 persons for marriage or funeral programme and wearing of face masks is compulsory in all public places.
Further, the need to conduct offline classes in some premier institutions, re-opening of religious places and state protected monuments and sites the decision will be considered after August 07, 2021 depending on the progression of reduction in caseload.
Other restrictions, including odd-even formula for plying of vehicles, declaration of containment zones etc and exemptions as notified in the order of July 27, 2021 shall remain in force except those specifically modified by this order.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)