Guwahati: In a revised order, the state disaster management authority has advanced the curfew hours for at least two hours only in urban areas and adjacent areas within 5 km radius from the periphery of municipal corporation/municipal boards/revenue towns.
As per the order, from Sunday, the curfew hours will start from 12 noon instead of 2 pm only in the urban areas.
The rural in the state shall continue to be governed by restrictions based on the order issued on May 4, 2021 earlier.
All shops and commercial establishments shall shut down at 11 am on all days.
Secondly, all vehicles other than government vehicles and those exempted 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 12 noon. However, this restriction shall not apply to personal vehicles used for medical emergencies, the notification stated.
The State Disaster Management Authority has strictly banned the movement of individuals from 12 noon to 5 am daily, except for exemptions.
It is to be noted that the other restrictions and clarifications issued earlier shall continue except the modification of the curfew timings.
The order shall come into effect from 5 am of May 16, until further orders.
A similar announcement was made in the districts of Dibrugarh and Tinsukia after Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday asked the district administrations of both the districts to further advance the curfew hours for at least two hours.
Earlier, CM Sarma during a press conference in Guwahati on Saturday said that in three cities of the state-Guwahati, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia, the Covid situation is alarming and stricter restrictions will come into force soon.