Curfew In Guwahati To Be Enforced From 2 PM To 5 AM

Curfew In Guwahati To Be Enforced From 2 PM To 5 AM
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Assam Health Minister Keshab Mahanta on Tuesday said the curfew in Kamrup Metro will be enforced from 2 PM to 5 AM till June 22.

Shops and establishments will shut down at 1 PM in the district.

"There shall be total ban on movement of individuals from 2 PM to 5 AM daily in Kmarup Metropolitan district considering the decreasing trend of Covid-19 cases including decrease in the daily caseload".

Moreover, the ongoing inter-district movement has been extended to June 22 as well.

"In case, the Covid situation does not improve till June 21, a complete lockdown may be enforced," the Health Minister stated.

An official notification is yet to be published, however, the Health Minister, in view of the prevailing Covid situation in the state, announced the following modifications during a press briefing.

  • South Salamara, Majuli, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Udalguri, West Karbi Anglong, Dima Hasao, and Charaideo have reported less than 400 daily cases. Therefore, the curfew in these districts will be effective from 5 PM to 5 AM till June 22.
  • Cachar, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Sonitpur, and Nagaon have shown an increase in cases. All steps are being undertaken to curb the sudden surge in cases.
  • In the districts other than the districts mentioned above, curfew will be imposed from 1 PM to 5 AM daily.
  • Functioning of Govt and Private Establishments: Upto 1 PM (Kamrup Metro), Upto 4 PM (In districts with less than 400 positive cases in the last 10 days), Upto 12 noon (Other districts)
  • Opening of Shops and Commercial Establishments: Upto 1 PM (Kamrup Metro), Upto 4 PM (In districts with less than 400 positive cases in the last 10 days), Upto 12 noon (Other districts)
  • Dine-In Restaurants, Dhabas, and other restaurants: Upto 1 PM (Kamrup Metro), Upto 4 PM (In districts with less than 400 positive cases in the last 10 days), Upto 12 noon (Other districts)
  • The takeaway of food items, from restaurants, dhabas, and other eateries: Upto 2 PM (Kamrup Metro), Upto 5 PM (In districts with less than 400 positive cases in the last 10 days), Upto 1 pm (Other districts).
  • Opening of Sale counters, showrooms, etc of cold storages and warehouses: Upto 1 PM (Kamrup Metro), Upto 4 PM (In districts with less than 400 positive cases in the last 10 days), Upto 12 noon (Other districts)
  • All government and private employees who have taken both doses of Covid019 will have to attend office mandatorily.
  • Pregnant women and women with children up to 5 years will not be required to go to work even if they have been inoculated. They can work from home.
  • Government/semi-government officers in the rank of Deputy Secretary and above and senior executives in the Non-Government sector along with their key support staff will have to attend the officer for emergency and urgent works irrespective of their vaccination status.
  • The organisation rendering essential/emergency services, law enforcement services, and election work will continue without any restrictions.
  • All public transport authorities shall enforce Covid-19 appropriate behaviour and seating inside the vehicles, carries, containers, etc.
  • Auto Rickshaws, cycle rickshaws, and taxis shall operate with one driver and two passengers maintaining social distancing.
  • Pillion riding will be totally prohibited in two-wheelers, except with women and children.
  • Wearing of face mask is mandatory even for a single person driving a vehicle in case of persons travelling in any private car, upto 100 per cent of its seating capacity wearing of face mask is mandatory for all persons.
  • All educational institutions including schools, colleges, and universities shall continue to provide quality virtual options. No physical classes are allowed.
  • No meetings/gatherings at any open or closed spaces shall be allowed.
  • For marriages, the only religious part will be allowed with the presence of a maximum of 10 persons. No reception parties will be allowed pre or post marriages.
  • Funeral/last rites gatherings shall not be more than ten persons for each deceased.
  • In case of hotels/resorts, in-house guests may be allowed to dine up to the usual time of operations.
  • Pharmacies, hospitals, animal care centres, and veterinary clinics may operate without restrictions being providers of essential and emergency services.
  • Markets, weekly bazaars/haats, and shopping malls to remain closed.
This is a developing story and more details are awaited

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