Assam Extends Curfew Hours Amid Surge In Covid Cases

Assam presently has over 41,947 energetic COVID-19 circumstances. (FILE)

Guwahati:

The Assam authorities on Saturday introduced additional restrictions in city areas, banning motion of individuals and autos from 12 midday to five am to comprise the spiralling COVID-19 circumstances.

In rural areas, nonetheless, the curfew will stay efficient from 6 PM.

Earlier, retailers have been allowed to function until 1 pm and curfew was imposed for 15 hours from 2 pm to five am.

Based on the brand new notification, the curfew hours have been prolonged by two extra hours from 12 pm to five am whereas the retailers have been allowed to function solely upto 11am.

Commuters and vehicular motion will solely be allowed for seven hours – between 5 am to 12 pm – talked about the order signed by Assam Chief Secretary Jishnu Baruah.

The present odd-even rule for vehicular motion will proceed, the notification talked about.

As per the rule, autos bearing odd registration quantity will likely be allowed on odd days and people with even registration quantity on the even days.

To keep away from “overcrowding and for sustaining social distancing protocol”, the opening time of the liquor retailers have been moved from 10 am to 9 am, in response to a notification signed by the Further Commissioner of Excise.

These strikes are to comprise the COVID-19 unfold with out imposing a complete lockdown within the state at a time when neighbouring northeastern states have both imposed a complete lockdown or lockdowns of their capitals.

Assam’s Well being Minister Keshab Mahanta had final Wednesday mentioned that the state is attempting every little thing to keep away from a complete lockdown.

Assam presently has over 41,947 energetic COVID-19 circumstances with a positivity charge of over eight per cent. The state at the moment has 3,19,632 COVID-19 constructive circumstances whereas 2,060 folks have died because of the an infection.

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