COVID SOP: Total curfew remains in Golaghat, Lakhimpur districts
The “red districts” of Golaghat and Lakhimpur districts where the case positivity rate is still high shall remain as “total containment zones” while restrictions in three other “red districts” in Jorhat, Sonitpur and Biswanath have been relaxed following improvement in the COVID situation.
The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) on Tuesday issued revised standard operating protocols (SOPs), which would be effective from 5am on Wednesday until further orders.
All shops will remain closed in Golaghat and Lakhimpur except for those dealing with groceries, fruit and vegetables, dairy and milk booths, animal fodder, which can operate up to 5 pm.
“Jorhat, Sonitpur and Biswanath districts, after facing total containment for over a week, have shown improvement in terms of caseload and positivity rate,” the ASDMA order stated.
Therefore, curfew will now be effective in these three districts from 2pm to 5am, while workplaces, business and commercial establishments will be allowed to be open till 1pm.
Meanwhile, curfew will remain effective from 5pm to 5am in the remaining 27 districts.
These districts are in Dhubri, Kamrup (Metro), South Salmara, Majuli, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Udalguri, West Karbi Anglong, Dima Hasao, Charaideo, Hailakandi, Dibrugarh, Sivasagar, Kokrajhar, Barpeta, Nalbari, Baksa, Bajali, Kamrup, Darrang, Nagaon, Hojai, Tinsukia, Dhemaji, Cachar, Karimganj and Karbi Anglong.
Workplaces, business and commercial establishments will be allowed to remain open in these 27 districts till 4 pm.
However, all inter-district passenger transport services and movement of people to and from other districts shall remain suspended.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)
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