Seven districts to be under Lockdown in Assam

Guwahati: Seven districts in Assam have been declared as total containment zones and these districts will be under lockdown.

The new guidelines announced will be implemented for both rural and urban areas which will remain in force from 5 AM of July 7, 2021, until further order.

As per the new order, there will be total Containment in 7 districts showing a high positivity rate in recent days and these are Goalpara, Golaghat, Jorhat, Lakhimpur, Sonitpur, Biswanath, and Morigaon districts.

The curfew in these districts will be round the clock; however, in the districts showing moderate positivity rate which are Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Kokrajhar, Barpeta, Nalbari, Baksa, Bajali, Kamrup, Darang, Nagaon, Hojai, Tinsukia, Dhemaji, Cachar, Karimganj and Karbi Anglong it will be from 2 PM to 5 AM. Along with that districts showing improvement in positivity caseload which are Dhubri, Kamrup(M), South Salmara, Majuli, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Udalguri, West Karbi Anglong, Dima Hasao, Charaideo, and Hailakandi will have a curfew from 5 PM to 5 AM.

However, the government will have a close watch on Sivasagar and Dibrugarh districts for 1 week.

All workplaces, businesses, commercial establishments, shops, dealing with groceries, fruits and vegetables, dairy and milk booths, animal fodder, restaurants, dhabas and other eateries, sale counters, showrooms, etc. of cold storages and warehouses will be closed till further order in districts showing high positivity rate, will be open up to 1 PM in districts showing moderate positivity rate and up to 4 PM in districts showing improvement in positivity rate.

There will be a total ban on the movement of all public and private transport in the total containment districts. However, the movement of goods shall continue.

In other districts, All Public transport authorities shall enforce COVID-19 appropriate behavior and seating inside the vehicles, carriers, containers, etc.

All inter-district passenger transport services and movement of people to and from other districts shall remain suspended.

The public gathering is ban in total containment districts. In other districts, up to 10 persons are allowed for marriage or funerals. Wearing of face mask is compulsory in all public places.

Other restrictions including the odd-even formula for plying of vehicles, declaration of containment zones, etc., and exemptions as notified in the order of June 26, 2021, shall continue to remain in force.

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