Guwahati: With the lifting of weekend lockdown and night curfew in Assam yesterday, queries were raised regarding pillion riding on two-wheelers which has been banned for males in the midst of the coronavirus lockdown.
Responding to these queries, the Guwahati Police tweeted from its official account, "Ref queries regarding pillion riding on 2 wheelers. It is not banned anymore. But please wear helmets, masks and follow all COVID protocols."
Earlier, pillion riding on two-wheelers was not allowed except for ladies and children below twelve years of age in view of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the country.
The tweet of the Guwahati police was also shared by the Assam Police's official handle, which would indicate that the pillion riding ban has been lifted across Assam.
The Assam government yesterday issued fresh guidelines on September 4. The order shall remain in force till midnight on 30th September 2020.
The revised guidelines have been issued "with the objective of containing the spread of COVID19 in the state of Assam, various orders under Disaster Management Act were issued prohibiting certain activities with the objective of preventing the spread of Corona Virus."
Here is the list of revised guidelines to be followed across Assam:
Schools, Colleges, educational and coaching centres for regular class activities will remain closed till 30 September 30.
Online and distance learning activities are allowed to continue.
Students of class 9 to 12 are allowed to visit their schools on a voluntary basis and with the written consent of parents for guidance from teachers only.
50% of teaching and non-teaching staff are allowed to attend educational institutions at a time for one line teaching/tele-counseling and related works only in areas outside of containment zones.
Skill and entrepreneurship training will be permitted with strict compliance of Covid-19 protocols and in line with guidelines issued by MHA, Government of India.
Public transport will be allowed to operate starting from September 7 with strict compliance of social distancing and other Covid protocols
Social/Academic/Sports/Entertainment/Cultural/Religious/Political functions shall be allowed with the gathering of maximum of 100 persons at a time.
Cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, and similar places shall remain closed.