GUWAHATI: The Assam government on April 21 released an additional SOP with regards to the guidelines to be followed due to the rise in COVID-19 positive cases in the state. Read more
Further, the SOP stated that the delivery of essential goods through e-commerce will continue to operate after 6 PM also.
Earlier on April 20, the Assam government has issued new guidelines and in which all the grocery shops, shopping malls shall remain closed from 6 PM onwards starting April 20.
The new Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)s issued by the government are:
> Open functions to be allowed with the permission of the District Authority subject to strict adherence to COVID appropriate behavior, including wearing a face mask, maintaining respiratory etiquette, practicing hand hygiene through frequent hand washing or hand sanitizers and maintain social distancing (6 feet). While granting such permission. District Authority will assess the public bearing capacity of the open space and allow gathering of only 50% of its capacity or 400 persons, whichever is lower. Read more
> In Closed venues, gatherings up to 50% of the seating capacity to be allowed.
> No standing audience shall be allowed in open/ closed venues.
> The number of guests in Private functions at private venues including marriages to be restricted to 100 persons.
> Funeral / last rites-related gatherings should ensure not more than 20 persons for each deceased.
> Religious places/ places of worship should be allowed to be operated with 20 persons per hour. except for the iconic religious places where it can be 50 persons per hour. However. if any religious place has only a small area. the management committee of such a religious institution shall reduce the number of attendees accordingly.
> All Market places I supermarkets I shops in the Malls I weekly market should be closed by 6.00 PM.