New SOP Announced, Curfew In Guwahati From 4 PM Starting Monday

Assam Health Minister Keshab Mahanta addressed a presser on Friday where he issued new Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation in the state.

The SOPs will be effective from Monday (June 28) through Sunday (July 4).

Key highlights –
  • Curfew in Guwahati to be from 4pm. Shops to be closed down by 3pm.
  • Full containment announced for four districts in Assam namely – Biswanath, Goalpara, Morigaon and Bokakhat town of Golaghat district.
  • Only essential services will be allowed to operate in these districts.
  • Inter-district travel remains prohibited.
  • Concerned authorities have been asked to impose ‘portal containment zones’ in 247 areas where COVID-19 situation is grim.
  • The new SOPs will be effective for one week starting Monday.
  • More vaccines to arrive from July 1.
  • Those who are administered both dose of the COVID-19 vaccine need not be tested at airport and railway stations.
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