‘Curfew’ for non-vaccinated people in Assam starts today
Guwahati: Following the sudden spike in COVID-19 cases, driven by Omicron variant, the Assam government from January 15 puts into force ‘no vaccine no entry’.
Only fully vaccinated people will be allowed in public places like hotels, restaurants cinema halls, government offices, and malls.
“Except hospitals, only fully vaccinated will be allowed entry to all other public spaces. You will have to show a vaccine certificate on entry,” said chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, adding that the government will follow extremely tough implementation of the orders.
State government employees who are not fully vaccinated will not be allowed to attend office and they will have to avail leave, if available, or extraordinary leave for which they will not be paid salary.
“It is a kind of curfew for non-vaccinated people from January 15 onwards,” CM Sarma further added.
The owner of the concerned institution (mall, hotel etc) would be fined up to Rs 25,000 if anyone is found flouting Covid rules.
Assam on Friday reported a marginal decline in its daily COVID-19 cases as testing numbers fell sharply amidst Bhogali Bihu celebrations.
In the last 24 hours, the state reported 2,348 cases out of 30,109 tests conducted, new fatalities due to the virus, however, witnessed a spike once again to 5 on Friday as opposed to 3 on Thursday.
Meanwhile, 861 people were discharged from the hospital in 24 hours, thereby taking the total number of recovered patients to 6,17,825.