Following a continuous sustained struggle with the devastating second wave of coronavirus infections in the country, the number of cases has finally begun to drop. As a result, many individuals have begun to make plans to travel across the country, but we must remember to carefully adhere to COVID-19 friendly behaviour and only travel when absolutely required. Irresponsible action on our part will undermine the efforts of COVID frontline warriors and the state administration to contain the fatal contagious viral infection.
The Assam State Disaster Management Authority has published a fresh set of COVID19 lockdown instructions, which took effect at 5 a.m. on June 16 and will remain in force until 5 a.m. on June 22. The decree classified the state into three groups based on the level of progress in the COVID situation.
According to sources, the curfew in the Kamrup Metropolitan, which largely includes the city of Guwahati, has been extended by one hour. It would begin at 2 p.m. and go until 5 a.m. the next day.
The lockdown-like restrictions have been relaxed in the districts of South Salmara, Majuli, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Udalguri, West Karbi Anglong, Dima Hasao, and Charaideo, where the cumulative number of coronavirus positive cases is less than 400 in the last 10 days. Individual movement will be permitted from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Furthermore, districts with a high total number of total cases and per day cases, such as Cachar, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Sonitpur, and Nagaon, will be vigilantly tracked till June 21, 2021. All other areas will continue to be subject to the existing limitations, such as a curfew from 1 p.m. to 5 a.m. and the closing of all stores and commercial enterprises at 12 p.m.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday, Assam registered 3,386 cases of the novel coronavirus taking the state's total tally of caseload to 4,69,976. In the last 24 hours, 36 COVID-19 induced fatalities were reported pushing the death toll of the state to 4,064. The active cases in the state now stand at 38,306.