Breaking: Kamrup (M) Admin declares 3 municipal wards as ‘CONTAINMENT ZONES’ from May 6
Guwahati: In the wake of the second wave of the Covid-19 epidemic and rise in the positivity of Covid19 to more than 10%, the Kamrup metro district administration on Wednesday announced three municipal wards (28, 16 and 8) as ‘Containment Zones’ from 2 pm on May 6 with immediate effect.
The area which falls under Ward no 28 is – part of Barsajai area, part of Basistha Grant Area, part of Maidan Area, part of Barmataria area and part of Hatigaon area.
The area which falls under ward no 16 are- Fatasil area, Bhaskar Nagar area, Barsapara area, part of Dhirenpara area.
Areas under ward no 8 are- Bhutnath Area, Kumarpara area, Machkhowa area, part of Athgaon area.
Following exemptions allowed inside the containment zones:
All Government/private officers, educational institutes and business establishments other than exempted category will remain close during the containment period.
There will be no restriction on the movement of officials engaged in emergency and essential services within the containment zone area.
Bank, insurance offices and ATMs will function normally by maintaining COVID-19 protocols.
Grocery/Milk/ Fruit shops will remain open from 8 am to 12 pm. Shopkeepers and customers shall have to maintain social distancing, to wear masks and hand gloves. Moreover, shop owners shall ensure six feet distance among customers and shall not allow more than 5 persons inside the shop. In addition, shop owners should compulsorily keep sanitizers and hand wash in their shops.
Medicine vending for vegetables/fish/meat will be allowed in the containment zone area.
People with medical emergency purposes will be allowed for movement in and outside the Containment zone area on production of valid medical documents.
Home delivery of essential commodities including e-commerce will be allowed upto 6 pm.
Dealer of essentials commodities will function upto 2 pm.
There will be no restrictions in operating petrol pumps, LPG dealerships, manufacturing units of essential commodities, Telecommunications, Internet services, Broadcasting and cable services, IT and IT-enabled services, Warehouses and Cold storage.
Violation of the order shall attract punishments under Disaster Management Act, 2005.
In the meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup Metro Biswajit Pegu has also asked to strictly follow the SOPs provided by the government and ensure one’s safety.
The city in a span of 20 days has recorded 17,690 COVID-19 positive cases and over 100 deaths.