The Assam Government, on Monday, released fresh SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures). 

According to the fresh SOPs, “round the clock curfew” has been lifted across the state. 

“There will be no round the clock curfew in the state,” the fresh order read. 

The salient features of today’s order are as follows: 

  1. There will be no round the clock curfew in the State. 
  2. However, as the positivity rate became moderate in the 2 districts viz. Golaghat and Lakhimpur, the partial curfew timings these districts will be from 2 PM to 5 AM and in the rest of the districts, the curfew will be from 5 PM to 5 AM.
  3. All work places, business/commercial establishments. Dine in Restaurants, hotels, resorts, Dhabas and other eateries, takeaway of food items from restaurants/dhabas and other eateries, opening of Sale counters, showrooms etc of cold storages and warehouses will be up to 1 PM in Golaghat and Lakhimpur districts and up to 4 PM in rest of the districts. 
  4. The shops dealing with groceries, fruits and vegetables, dairy and milk booths, animal fodder will be open up to 5 PM in Golaghat and Lakhimpur districts and up to 4 PM in the rest of the districts. 
  5. All inter-district passenger transport services and movement of people to and from other districts shall remain suspended. However, movement of goods shall continue. 
  6. All Public transport authorities shall enforce COVID-19 appropriate behavior and seating inside the vehicles, carriers, containers etc. 
  7. Public gathering is allowed up to 10 persons for marriage or funeral programme. 
  8. Wearing of face mask is compulsory in all public places. 
  9. Excise authority will take strong action against illegal production and sale of country liquor in all the districts. 
  10. Further, regarding restrictions on inter-district passenger transport services and movement of people to and from other districts, need based conduct of offline classes in some premier institutions, re-opening of religious places and state protected monuments & sites etc, decision will be considered after August 07, 2021 depending on the progression of reduction in case load. 

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