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Curfew in Assam between 6pm to 6am everyday, says Himanta Biswa Sarma

Curfew in Assam between 6pm to 6am everyday, says Himanta Biswa Sarma

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  3 May 2020 1:47 PM GMT

Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that from 6 pm to 6 am would be curfew time in the state due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Addressing a press meet, on Sunday in Guwahati the Health Minister, who also holds the State's Finance portfolio, also said that no one is allowed to move outside from 6 pm to 6 am of the next day. "We have asked the shopkeepers, including vegetable vendors, to shut their doors of the shops or wind up their business sharp by 6 pm. Delay of even one minute would not be tolerated. This was an emergency situation to combat coronavirus which required tough measures", the Minister added. The Minister today announced some relaxations amidst the COVID-19 lockdown. He further said that the state government has decided to resume ASTC bus services from Monday. The Minister also announced the following rules and regulations for Lockdown 3.0 to be applied from Monday (May 4).

The following are the rules and regulations.

Assam Lockdown 3.0 rules

• Dusk to Dawn strict curfew

• All private medical facilities to open till 5 p.m

• Dental clinic, radiography all open

• Standalone shops are open both rural and urban areas till 5 p.m

• One-third of market complex shall be open

• Every third shop of all shops by the side of footpath will be open

• Grocery, Bookstall and Pharmacy this rule will not be applied

• The market associations shall decide the roaster

• Market Complex and Shopping Mall shall be closed

• Auto, Rickshaw, tax shall resume with one passenger

• Scooter, Motorcycle allowed but no male pillion riding

• Construction work shall resume with 50% workforce

• Inter-district and Intra-District bus service shall operate 50% capacity

• Private bus shall run through ASTC

• Busses will not ply through Orange zone in highway but can not stop

• 60% attendance allowed to both Govt and private offices

• Tea & Restaurant stall will be opened but take away allowed

• Juice and Ice-cream parlour shall be opened

• Swiggy, Zomato are operational

• Barbershop, Salon and parlours shall not be opened

• Home service of personal care is allowed.

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