Guwahati: The Government of Assam today called upon the heads of Government as well as private institutions to strictly adhere to the guidelines propounded by the Ministry of Home Affairs in the Unlock 3.0 phase.
"The state Government desires the heads of departments of Central/State organizations, divisional commissioners, SDPO (Civil)s, Circle and Block officers, autonomous bodies, councils, corporations, banks, and all other private organizations to follow scrupulously the new guidelines of ministry of home affairs issued on July 29 to carry out the functions of prescribed activities in their jurisdiction", read an order undersigned by Dr. M. Angamuthu, Commissioner and Secretary to the Government of Assam.
As per the new guidelines, all the organizations shall have to adopt several measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Wearing of face coverings, social distancing, gatherings, spitting in public places, consumption of liquor, paan, gutkha, have been strictly prohibited.
Additionally, the Government has urged the heads of the offices/departments to implement the staggering of work/business hours.
Organizations have also been asked to arrange the thermal screening and frequently sanitize the workplaces.
Weddings (with 50 guests) and funerals (with 20 guests) shall also be low-key affairs.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday issued new guidelines opening up more activities in areas outside the Containment Zones as part of its Unlock 3.0 strategy. In Unlock 3.0, which will come into effect from August 1, 2020, the process of phased re-opening of activities has been extended further by the Central Government. The new guidelines, issued today, are based on feedback received from States and UTs, and extensive consultations held with related Central Ministries and Departments.
The MHA has stated that in order to mitigate the spread of the virus, the lockdown shall continue to be implemented strictly in the Containment Zones till August 31, 2020. According to the centre's directive, the Containment Zones are required to be carefully demarcated by the State/ UT Governments with a view to contain the spread of COVID-19, after taking into consideration the guidelines issued by the ministry of health.
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