Assam lockdown: What remains restricted in 7 districts, details here

Assam: The Assam government on Tuesday announced a complete lockdown in seven districts of the state from July 7 until further notice.

The seven districts include Goalpara, Golaghat, Jorhat, Lakhimpur, Sonitpur, Biswanath and Morigaon.

On the other hand, the districts like Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Kokrajhar, Barpeta, Nalbari, Baksa, Bajali, Kamrup, Darang, Nagaon, Hojai, Tinsukia, Dhemaji, Cachar, Karimganj and Karbi Anglong have been put under partial lockdown from 2 pm till 5 am as they have been showing moderate COVID positivity rate and

The officials will observe the COVID-19 situation in the districts of Sivasagar and Dibrugarh for a week.

The districts showing improvement in positive caseload have also been put under partial lockdown i.e. from 5 pm to 5 am. These districts include Dhubri, Kamrup (M), South Salmara, Majuli, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Udalguri, West Karbi Anglong, Dima Hasao, Charaideo and Hailakandi.

Assam: Complete lockdown in 7 districts including Goalpara, Golaghat, Jorhat

Restrictions on Commercial Establishments

Commercial establishments like grocery stores, fruits and vegetable shops, dairy, milk booths, animal fodder shops, in the districts showing high positivity rates will remain closed until further orders. The restaurants, dhabas, and other eateries will remain closed in the districts put under total lockdown. Also, commercial establishments like showrooms, cold storage and warehouses will also remain closed.

However, the commercial establishments mentioned above will remain open till 1 pm in the districts showing moderate positivity rates and up to 4 pm in the districts showing improvement in positivity rates, said the press release.

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Restrictrictions on Public Transports

In districts showing moderate positivity rates and improvements in positivity rates, the public transport authorities will observe the COVID-19 protocols like the number of people seated inside the vehicles.

The inter-district passenger transport services and movement of people to and from other districts shall remain suspended.

Restrictions on Social Gatherings

Public gatherings in the districts observing the complete lockdown is banned. In other districts, the gathering of a maximum of 10 people is allowed for marriages and funerals.

COVID protocols like wearing facemasks are compulsory at all public places. Other restrictions including the odd-even formula for plying vehicles, declaration of containment zones, etc, and exemptions are notified in the order of June 26.

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