Assam: Pay Rs 1,000 for not wearing mask from Dec 26


Guwahati: The Assam government will impose Rs. 1,000 fine on any person for not wearing mask publicly from December 26, 2021.

The decision has been taken ahead of rising concerns of COVID-19 Omicron Variant.

The Assam Government has also issued a new set of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for the state.

According to the new SOP the Assam govt has changed the COVID-19 night curfew timings in the State. From Sunday, the curfew will remain in effect from 11:30 pm to 6:00 am while shops and other establishments are to be closed at 10:30 pm.

However, curfew will not be effective on the 31st December night . 50 per cent people will be allowed to take part in meetings and gatherings. All such people must take both doses of the COVID vaccine.

On the other hand, 50 per cent will be allowed in cinema halls and hotels.

These will be closed at 10:30 PM. Only the people who have taken 2 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will be allowed in religious functions.

Besides, only fully vaccinated 40 people per hour will be allowed to take part in such functions.

The state government also  appealed and warned the people to take both doses of the COVID vaccine.

Otherwise, the government will take legal steps.

Earlier, the Assam government issued revised guidelines mandating that all international passengers entering the state will have to submit 14-day travel details and upload a negative RT-PCR test report on the Air Suvidha portal before the journey.