Dispur issues new order for lockdown period

The Assam Government on Sunday issued an order mentioning the steps to be followed by the public during the
Dispur issues new order for lockdown period

Notification to remain valid from 7 pm of August 2 till 7 pm of August 14

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GUWAHATI: The Assam Government on Sunday issued an order mentioning the steps to be followed by the public during the ongoing lockdown period across the State. The order came into effect from 7 pm of August 2. It will remain valid till 7 pm of August 14, 2020.

Persons above 65 years of age and children below the age of ten years are advised to stay indoors except for unavoidable health reasons.

Wearing of face cover is compulsory in public places, in workplaces and during transport etc. Violation will attract a fine of Rs. 1000 for the first offence, the order stated.


l Movement of individuals shall remain strictly prohibited between 6 pm and 6 am.

l No movement of individuals shall be allowed on Saturday and Sunday at any time all over the State.

l Cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places of public gathering shall remain closed. Social/ political/ sports/ entertainment/ academic/ religious functions and other large congregations shall also remain closed.

The notification has been issued after due consideration of the COVID situation as it prevails in Assam and taking into consideration the latest directives issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), stated the order issued by Assam Chief Secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna, who is also Chairperson of the State Executive Committee of Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA).



"All permitted activities mentioned in our earlier orders shall continue to be allowed between 7 am and 5 pm between Monday and Friday, subject to opening of only one side of the street.

· Malls and gymnasiums are allowed to operate between Monday and Friday on the same side of the street on which other shops are allowed in Kamrup Metropolitan district and both sides in case of all other districts.

· Restaurants and other hospitality services are allowed to function on all days except Saturday and Sunday with maintenance of the COVID-protocol of social distancing.

· Hotels are allowed to operate with strict maintenance of COVID protocols.

· Inter-district movement of people is allowed on Monday and Tuesday only. No separate permission/ approval/ e-permit will be required for inter-district movement.

· All Central and State Government offices including banks, insurance companies, NBFCs etc., shall operate with 100% attendance except pregnant women. Point-to-point buses will be operated for the staff.

· Non-contact sports in open space with social distancing shall be allowed", the order added.

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