Guwahati: In view of the rising trend of the COVID-19 positive cases in the district of Biswanath and to stop the spread of the disease, the administration on Monday has ordered the closure of all grocery shops within the Municipal areas of Sootea, Gohpur and Biswanath including ward no 7 of Lehugaon GP upto M/S Aritraa Rab Fuel Services LLP (Shell Depot) from July 13, 2021 until further order.
During this period, door-to-door delivery of essential grocery items only through vendors authorized by FCS&CA Department shall be allowed upto 12 noon.
All Banks shall be open from 9 am to 12 noon only.
Delivery of vegetables shall be allowed upto 12 noon only through vendors authorized by the Agriculture Department.
Vegetable shops shall not be allowed to station at one place.
It may also be mentioned that as per the Standard operation procedure (SOP) dated July 6 by the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA), the curfew time shall remain round the clock in the district.
Any violation of the order shall invite action under the provisions of the Assam Covid-19 containment regulations, 2020 and Disaster Management Act, 2005 besides under section 188 India Penal Code (IPC) and other relevant laws thereof.
With inputs from Sayanika Deka (Biswanath)