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COVID Crisis: Assam Issues Revised Guidelines

May 12, 2021

The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) issued a set of revised COVID guidelines on May 12, which would be effective from 5 am on May 13.

According to this-

  • All shops should shut down at 1 pm
  • A curfew would be imposed in the state from 2 pm and it would last till 5 am the next day
  • Weekly haats/bazaars closed for 15 days
  • Guests in restaurants/eateries/dhabas will be allowed till 1 pm. After that. only home delivery of food will be allowed
  • Restaurants within hotels/resorts can allow outside guests to 1 PM only. After this, services will be available for in-house guests only
  • Essential goods' delivery will be allowed through e-commerce while following COVID-19 protocol
  • Pharmacies, hospitals, animal care centres, and veterinary clinics may operate without restrictions
  • All educational institutions must provide quality virtual options. No physical classes will be allowed
  • All offices both- government and private- will be closed for the next 15 days
  • Marriages and religious functions will be allowed with the presence of a maximum of 10 (ten) guests
  • No marriage reception, either pre-marriage or post-marriage, will be allowed
  • Funeral / last rites related gatherings shall not be more than 10 persons
  • All religious places will be closed for the next 15 days
  • Public transport can operate with 30% of seating capacity
  • Auto Rickshaws, cycle rickshaws and taxis, shall operate with one driver and two passengers
  • Pillion riding prohibited in two-wheelers, except with women and children
  •  All vehicles other than government vehicles will be allowed to ply in accordance with an odd-even formula to be decided by the jurisdictional District Disaster Management Authority between 5 AM to 2 PM. However, this restriction shall not apply to personal vehicles used for medical emergencies
  •  There shall be a total ban on the movement of individuals from 2 PM to 5 AM daily, except for exemptions specified in Order No. ASDMA.28/2021163 dated 4th May 2021

In respect of areas not covered by this order, the regulations given vide order No. ASDMA.2812021/63 dated 4t May 2021 shall remain in force.

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