No More Evening Walks in Curfew Time as Kamrup (M) Police Intensifies COVID-19 Protocols
This comes after the state health minister Keshab Mahanta reviewed in detail the Covid-19 situation in Kamrup (M) along with the NHM, Assam, and Health department officials.
GUWAHATI: Although people could be seen taking evening walks post the curfew timings in their respective localities, however, now the state government has asked the Kamrup (M) police to strictly implement COVID-19 protocols.
This comes after the state health minister Keshab Mahanta reviewed in detail the Covid-19 situation in Kamrup (M) along with the NHM, Assam, and health department officials.
In a tweet, Assam State Health Minister Keshab Mahanta wrote, "Directed the Kamrup (M) Police & Administration to intensify vigilance at the entrances to the district from Morigaon, Goalpara & Kamrup. JTF of 3 police districts & admin to strictly implement #COVID19 protocols & to take stringent action against lawbreakers wef Thursday."
Further, the minister added, "Ardent request to people, esply parents of children below 18 yrs, to not jeopardize their lives or their families by flouting the rules."
It is to mention here that the state government has given relaxation but citizens started flouting rules and ultimately crowding the locality.
Meanwhile, three shops in Digboi Charali Market, including a leading restaurant-cum- confectionery, a plywood dealer-cum-hardware, and stationery shops were sealed for the next three days by Margherita Subdivisional Magistrate here on Monday morning for grossly infringing the COVID-19 safety protocols and guidelines of the government.
The business activities of the three establishments - Sharma Sweets, Vandana Stores and Vicky Stores - will remain suspended till July 8 after the magisterial order came into force on the ground of violating COVID-19 safety guidelines.
The surveillance team, during a sudden visit, found that the shopkeepers and customers did not have face masks and also did not maintain the minimum required physical distance from each other.
"The shopkeepers failed to ensure the COVID-19 safety measures in their shops and the rush in the restaurant was beyond imagination," said the town traffic personnel.
Meanwhile, Digboi Police, in association with the traffic personnel, have also been imposing fines on bikers for failing to abide by the COVID-19 protocol.
"No violators will be spared if they are found not following the safety protocols and COVID-19 guidelines of the government," said Partha Protim Das, the SDPO Margherita, adding further, "I urge the people of the subdivision to at least understand the pandemic scenario and help the security agencies and other relevant departments to enforce the guidelines effectively on ground."