The Assam government's decision to bring Kamrup (Metro) under lockdown for the second time to control the deadly pandemic COVID-19 starting from midnight of 28th June for two weeks has mixed reactions. Majority of the Guwahtian's have welcomed the decision. According to the State government, lockdown this time will be more stringent and curfew like. This is with the intention to minimize people coming out of their home and break the chain forCOVID-19 virus and thus minimize spreading of the pandemic.
Unlike last lockdown even grocery and fruits shops are not being allowed to be opened in the first week of the two weeks and no pass for vehicles is being issued except for the emergency services. Only a few numbers of banks are being allowed to operate with 10 per cent staff only. Government and private offices will also come under the purview of the lockdown. During the last lockdown it was seen that a few vehicles having passes were moving on the road under one or the other pretext. A few vegetables vendors were selling vegetables without any permission of the authority secretly. We hope such things will not happen this time and the intention with which the lockdown has been clamped will materialize. Let us all follow the instruction of the government and remain inside our homes so that after the lockdown is over we can have a near normal life.