Assam: New SOP to be released today, Guwahati may get curfew relaxation till 6 PM


Guwahati: The Assam government will release a new SOP today sometime late in the afternoon after the cabinet meeting. There are chances of relaxation on many fronts.

News Live TV’s Chief Managing Editor, Syed Zarir Hussain believes that there will be curfew relaxation in some places of Assam and tighter restrictions in others.

For Guwahati, Hussain said that there might be curfew relaxations. Residents of Guwahati will get a window of extra hours. The curfew right now starts at 2 PM and shops and establishments are closed at 1 PM. According to him, there are good chances that the curfew will start at 6 PM with shops and establishments closing at 5 PM. This is due to the COVID-19 positivity rate coming down in the city based on which the government might take this decision.

Apart from Guwahati, places like South Salmara, Dima Hasao, Karbi Anglong, Udalguri, Chirang might also have similar relaxations, said Hussain. A few more districts may be added to the list.

On inter-district travel Syed Zarir Hussain said that it will remain suspended till 1st of July. The Government is not taking any chances as in some districts the cases are hovering around or above 2 percent. Nine districts: Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Golaghat, Jorhat, Nagaon, Morigaon, Sonitpur, Biswanath and Cachar are seeing a gradual decline in COVID19 infections. Though the districts are under Category Red, the government might break up the areas based on positivity rate and regulate the curfew hours and relaxation hours, said Hussain.