Guwahati: Amid the surge in COVID 19 cases, Assam government today announced a partial lockdown and banned the movement of public from 2 pm to 5 am.
The restrictions will come into effect from May 13. According to the order all shops and commercial establishments shall shut down at 1 PM on all days. Weekly markets shall not be allowed for 15 days.
All Educational Institutions including Schools/Colleges/Universities must provide quality virtual options. No physical classes shall be allowed for 15 days.
All offices both Government and Non-Government shall shut down for 15 days. In case the test positivity of COVID-19 in any area reaches 5% or more in the last one week, District Magistrate will notify such areas as containment zone and ensure necessary containment measures for COVID-19.
Marriages and religious functions will be only private affairs and be allowed with the presence of a maximum of 10 (ten) persons. No reception parties will be allowed post or pre-marriage. Funeral / last rites related gatherings shall be allowed with not more than 10 persons.
All public transport will be allowed to operate only up to 30 per cent of seating capacity.