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Assam govt issues revised SOPs, Curfew in Guwahati from 2pm

GUWAHATI: The Assam government on Monday issued revised SOPs for the containment of COVID-19 in the state.

As per the revised guidelines, the total ban of movement will continue in Kamrup (M) district from 2pm to 5 pm daily.

The official order stated that districts including South Salmara, Majuli, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Udalguri, West Karbi Anglong, Dima Hasao, and Charaideo will have 12-hour curfew starting from 5pm till 5 am. The curfew hours have been relaxed as the positivity rate is showing a decline.

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Districts including Cachar, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Sonitpur, and Nagaon will be under close watch as the cumulative and single cases in these districts are showing persistently high numbers. The order further stated that stricter restrictions might follow if no improvement is seen.

The restrictions issued on June 4 will continue in the rest of the districts.

Urban areas with a 5% or more positivity rate and rural areas with 10% or more will be declared as a containment zone.

All government and private employees who have taken both doses of COVID-19 vaccine are directed to attend office mandatorily.

Pregnant women and employees with children below 5 years or below will be eligible for working from home.

Auto Rickshaws, cycle rickshaws, and taxis shall operate with one driver and two passengers maintaining social distancing. Pillion riding remains prohibited except with women and children.

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