Lockdown relaxation: Assam Govt to decide on Monday


Guwahati: Though the union home ministry has ordered to open single shops with 50 percent strength of workers but Assam government has not yet implemented the order in Assam.

Assam chief secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna has clarified that the state government would take decisions on Monday after reviewing the situation for two days.

Replying to a tweet Kumar Sanjay Krishna wrote, “State government will take a view on this on Monday after watching the situation for two days.”

On Friday the union home ministry issued an order stating that all shops in rural areas including shops in residential complexes and market complexes, except shops in multi-brand and single-brand malls will be allowed to open. On the other hand, for the area under municipal corporations and municipalities, neighborhood shops, standalone shops, shops in the residential complex will be allowed to open. For both the Rural or urban areas, the shops and establishments can be started with 50 percent of workers and they must wear the mask and follow social distancing.

People including businessman from Assam took to social media regarding the opening of business establishments.

Replying to a tweet regarding the opening of shops in Kamrup (Metro), Assam Additional Deputy General of Police, Law and Order, GP Singh confirmed stating, “Reference Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India direction regarding the opening of shops of certain categories- please wait for Government of Assam instructions in this regard.”

Meanwhile, Assam chief secretary Kumar Sanjay Kirshna also made an important announcement. “Those Indian Citizen belonging to Assam who are working or are studying in various countries abroad and are now stranded due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and are desirous of returning to India, may please write to us at [email protected],” Sanjay Krishna stated in a Tweet.


“A database of all such people will be created for the perusal of the GOI, should they need any such information in their endeavor to bring them back. @mygovassam @CMOfficeAssam,” he further replied.