As a preventive measure to arrest the spread of coronavirus (CoVID-19) as reported in the country, it is decided that mass gathering and movement of daily visitors coming from various places be restricted to a minimum level in the Janata Bhawan Complex in Guwahati, Assam till the spread of disease is contained.
Therefore, in order to prevent any accidental spread of CoVID-19 virus in the Janata Bhawan Complex, an order has been issued with immediate effect to restrict the entry of daily visitors to 100 persons per day till March 31st, 2020.
Also, all passes including vehicle entry passes issued by different departments have been stopped with immediate effect till March 31st, 2020.
Only in urgent cases, the Secretariat Administration Department will issue passes on receipt of a request from other Departments in advance (preferably at least one day ahead) till March 31st, 2020.
On the other hand, all offices in the State/Institutions (both public/private)/ PSUs/Commercial Organizations have been directed to stop the use of such Biometric Attendance System where physical contact is required with the system to record attendance.
However, any other biometric attendance system where physical contact is not required (like face recognition etc) shall continue to be used as earlier.
During this period, the attendance may be marked manually in the office registers and maintained by Head of Office appropriately, according to a government notification. This order issued by the Government of Assam shall remain in force till March 31st, 2020.
The Assam government has decided to shut all its tiger reserves, national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and the Assam State Zoo-cum-Botanical Garden till March 29th, 2020 as part of its preparation to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
The government has also suspended all permissions granted for film shootings and research works in the wildlife spots till March 29th, 2020. This comes after the Assam government decided to shut all schools, colleges, universities, movie halls, gyms and swimming pools to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.
The Gauhati High Court also announced that the Principal Seat of the High Court, as well as its outlying Benches at Kohima, Aizawl and Itanagar, will be restricted to urgent matters only in wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Till date, no positive case of disease Covid-19 has been found in Assam.