GUWAHATI: Taking into consideration the latest directives issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Assam government on Thursday modified the restriction order imposed in the state to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Assam Chief Secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna said that the latest modification order shall come into force with effect from 5 AM of August 16 and remain valid till 9:30 PM of August 31.
According to the latest modification order issued on Thursday, all permitted activities mentioned in the earlier orders shall continue to be allowed between 5 AM and 9 PM between Monday and Friday. Restriction of one side of the street is withdrawn.
Inter district movement of passenger vehicles and people are allowed between Monday and Friday. Inter-district movement of vehicles is allowed with 50 per cent capacity.
City buses are allowed subject to maintenance of all Covid-19 protocols and social distancing and with 50 per cent capacity.
Movement of individuals shall remain strictly prohibited between 9:30 PM and 5 AM.
Spitting in public places, consumption of tobacco and liquor products shall be strictly prohibited.
Social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, religions functions and other large congregations numbering more than 50 persons shall remain prohibited.
Cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places of public gathering shall remain closed.
No activities are allowed in containment zone and entry and exit from such zones are strictly prohibited.
No movement of individual shall be allowed on Saturday and Sunday at any time all over the state.
Persons above 65 years of age and children below the age of ten years are advised to stay indoors except for unavoidable health reasons. Wearing of face cover is compulsory in public places, in workplaces and public transport. Violation will attract a fine of Rs 1000 for the first offence.
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