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The district administration of Assam’s Udalguri has issued advisories in view of the 21 days nationwide lockdown to prevent the coronavirus pandemic.

The advisories have been issued on Thursday for the greater interest of the people of the district.

Stating this, a press communique issued by Rijendra Nath Brahma Choudhury, district information and public relations officer of Udalguri district informed that an emergent meeting of the district administration was held on Thursday.

Presideded over by Udalguri deputy commissioner Prakash Ranjan Gharphaliya, the meeting with concerned officials identified 47 sale points of essential grocery items in Udalguri, Rowta, Orang and Mazbat under the Udalguri civil sub-division in addition to the existing fair price shops.

In the same way, the district administration also identified 28 sale points for the sale of vegetables, fruits and milk in the sub-division.

On the other hand, in another meeting chaired by Gakul Chandra Brahma, SDO(Civil) of Bhergaon sub-division of the district also identified  certain number of sale points for those essential items in the areas under the sub-division.

The administration also framed time and protocols to be followed by the grocery owners as well as the consumers.

According to the protocol, the sale points will be operative from 8 am to 5 pm everyday for grocery and for milk, fruits and vegetables from 8 am to 1 pm respectively.

The protocol also instructed the concerned grocery owners to mark one metre blocks to maintain the physical distancing norms and put handwash and water in front of their shops for the customers.

Meanwhile, it has come to light that the local residents have found it risksome job to go to the LPG supply centre since Wednesday to take their booked LPG cylinders as police have been alleged to baton charge on innocent civilians without asking any cause.

Shajid Khan

Shajid Khan is Northeast Now Correspondent in Udalguri. He can be reached at: