GUWAHATI: The Assam government has issued a new COVID-19 SOP for containing the COVID-19 in Assam.
According to the new SOP, all shops and other business establishments will be closed from 2 PM which was earlier closed from 6 PM.
Also, No vehicles and individuals could move out of their home after 6 pm. However, emergency services will be exempted from the order.
“Whereas, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) has vide order of 30-04-2021 issued consolidated and revised guidelines for all districts for containment of COVID-19 pandemic in Assam.
Whereas, the positivity rate of COVID-19 cases in the state has shown significant rise increasing necessitating a revisit of the existing directives.
And Whereas, in the context of the continuing surge of infections in the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India vide its Order dated 30th April, 2021 in Suo Motu Writ Petition (Civil) No.3 of 2021 has directed the State Governments to take measures to curb the spread of the virus and urged to consider imposing a ban on mass gathering and super spreader events in the interest of public welfare.