Guwahati: Assam Chief Secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna has announced a few more relaxations in regards to the ongoing lockdown in Guwahati city of Assam, which was formally extended by another week on Saturday, July 11.
According to an order issued by Kumar Sanjay Krishna, the following relaxations will be given in the ensuing days of the Guwahati lockdown:
Food Corporation of India (FCI) activities relating to food grains are allowed with the minimum allowed workforce.
Courier and e-commerce activities will be allowed between 9 am and 4 pm from Monday to Friday.
House to house delivery of mutton and poultry will be allowed from Monday to Friday between 10 am and 4 pm.
On July 11, Assam Chief Secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna, after consulting with several stakeholders has decided to extend the lockdown in Guwahati by another week. The lockdown will now remain in force till 7 pm on July 19.
Announcing the lockdown, Sanjay Krishna wrote in the order, "It has been reported to me by District Magistrate, Kamrup Metropolitan that there is continuing large scale spread of COVID-19 occurring in almost the entire district of Kamrup (Metropolitan) which may be a major threat to public health, hygiene, and safety of the general population." Sanjay Krishna had earlier been intimated by the Himanta Biswa Sarma-led health department that one more week is required to bring the disease under control.
It needs mention here that the lockdown in Guwahati came into effect on June 28 at midnight and was clamped as a final resort to arrest the spread of the novel coronavirus that has been spreading at a breakneck pace across the urban agglomeration. In the lockdown period, the Government has set the