COVID-19: New SOP’s for Assam

Amid a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases, the Assam Government on Wednesday issued a new set of guidelines which will come into force from 5.00 AM of May 13, 2021 until further orders.

These restrictions will be applicable to the Urban areas and peri-urban areas within 5 km from the periphery of Municipal Corporations/Revenue towns.

The order states:

  1. All shops and commercial establishment shall shut down at 1 PM on all days.
  2. Carfew shall be imposed from 2PM to 5AM except for exemptions specified in Order No. ASDMA, dated 4th May, 2021.
  3. Weekly Haats/Bazaars shall not be allowed for 15 days.
  4. All offices both Government and Non-Government shall shut down for 15 days.
  5. Only Government/semi Government officers in the rank of Deputy Secretary and above and Senior Executive in Non Government sector will be allowed to attend office upto 1 PM.
  6. Maximum of 10 persons shall be allowed to attend any Marriage and religious functions. No reception party to be allowed post or pre marriage.
  7. Not more than 10 person shall be allowed to gather at funerals/last rites.
  8. Public transport will be allowed to operate only upto 30% seat capacity.
  9. Pillion riding totally prohibited in two wheelers, except with women and children.
  10. Auto rickshaws, taxis, cycle rickshaws shall operate with one driver and two passengers.
  11. No physical classes by all Educational institutions including School/College/ Universities shall be allowed for 15 days.
  12. In case of COVID-19 test positive in area reaches 5% or more in last week, the District Magistrate will notify such areas as Containment zone and ensure necessary containment measures.
  13. All vehicles other than the Government vehicles will be allowed to ply in accordance with an ODD – EVEN formula between 5AM to 2PM. However, this restriction shall not apply to personal vehicles used for Medical Emergencies.


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