After the surge in Covid positive cases in Dibrugarh, the Dibrugarh District Disaster Management Authority issued certain guidelines on Tuesday.

On Monday, 501 Covid positive cases were detected in Dibrugarh. 

All shops and commercial establishments shall shut down at 9 PM on all days. Shop owners shall ensure a minimum of six feet distance among customers and shall allow more than 5 persons inside the shop at any time.

In addition, shop owners should compulsorily keep sanitisers and hand wash in their shops. Shopkeepers and customers shall have to wear masks and maintain social distancing.

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Responsibility for maintenance of social distancing will be on the shop owner and failure to do so will be viewed very seriously and may entail summary closure of defaulting shops.

If COVID Appropriate Behaviour viz. wearing of masks, maintaining social distancing, regular hand washing and use of sanitiser, maintaining health hygiene, no spitting etc. are not maintained at any establishment/business premises/weekly market/schools, colleges, educational/coaching institutes, libraries, religious places etc., then such premises/weekly market shall be liable to be closed for containing the spread of COVID-19 virus.

The defaulters shall also be liable for criminal prosecution under the relevant laws.
 The owner of eateries like Hotel/Restaurant/Dhaba etc. will have to ensure that persons/customers entering such installations are fully vaccinated (who have taken both doses of vaccine) and will not allow any person/customer who is not fully vaccinated.

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A heavy fine will be imposed on the defaulters under the relevant laws.

All Public transport authorities including auto rickshaws, cycle rickshaws and taxis shall enforce COVID-19 appropriate behaviour and seating inside the vehicles, carriers etc.

The owner of such transport will ensure that only fully vaccinated (who have taken both doses of vaccine) passengers are allowed to board in such transport services.

Heavy fines will be imposed on the owner under the relevant laws if found violating such order.

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