Amid the COVID19 pandemic, Assam Police on Friday issued some important instructions to the Bihu committees across the state ahead of Rongali Bihu festival.

The state police urged the Bihu committees across Assam to have an assembly of five people only for hoisting the flag.

Moreover, the flag hoisting function should be completed within half an hour, the police added.

The people, who assemble at the flag hoisting function, are also advised to maintain social distancing.

Taking to the Twitter, Assam Director General of Police (DGP) Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta said, ”In view of #COVID19 outbreak & to keep everyone safe, may we request Bihu Committees across the State to please: Have an assembly of only five People ?Only for hoisting the Flag. Hoisting may be restricted to 30 minutes ?#SocialDistancing be observed during the hoisting.”

ADGP (Law & Order) GP Singh tweeted: “Let this be a Bihu completely dedicated to the social good. Stay home saves live. Celebrate at home. Keep society safe.”

The Guwahati Traffic Police while sharing an image and wishing a happy and safe Bihu, tweeted: “Bihu is coming. We are all excited. But follow all guidelines and instructions. Maintain #SocialDistanacing Wish all a happy and safe Bihu.”

Meanwhile, Assam Police have arrested 1,338 people so far for violating lockdown orders imposed in view of the COVID19 outbreak.

Moreover, 1,202 incidents of lockdown violation have so far been registered across the state.

For breaching lockdown orders, the police have also seized 7,447 vehicles and fines of more than Rs 26 lakh have been collected till Thursday.

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