Assam: Only 400 persons to attend open functions


GUWAHATI: The Assam Government on Tuesday issued a new order in view of rising COVID-19 cases in the state.

The order which will come in force with immediate effect and remain in force till April 30, states, “Open functions to be allowed with the permission of the District Authority subject  to strict adherence to COVID appropriate behavior, including wearing face mask, maintaining respiratory etiquette, practicing hand hygiene through frequent hand washing or hand sanitizers and maintain social distancing (6 feet). While granting such permission, District Authority will assess the public bearing capacity of the open space and allow gathering of only 50% of its capacity or 400 persons, whichever is lower.”

In closed venues, gatherings up to 50 per cent will be allowed.

On the other hand, no standing audience will be allowed in open or closed venues.

Number of guests in the private functions at private venues including marriage to be restricted to 100 persons.

“Funeral/ last rites related gatherings should ensure not more than 20 persons for each deceased,” stated the order.

Addressing a press meet in Guwahati, Assam DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta urged everyone to co-operate with the authorities.

On the other hand, chief secretary Jishnu Barua said further actions would be taken after reviewing the situation.

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