Guwahati. The Assam government on Tuesday extended the existing COVID-19 restrictions till June 22, relaxing some restrictions in some districts. The order, issued by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) and signed by Chief Secretary Jishnu Barua, listed a new set of guidelines, which will be applicable from 5 am on June 16 to 5 am on June 22.
“The situation of COVID-19 in the state has been reviewed and it has been observed that the number of COVID-19 patients and infection rate are decreasing in some districts, but the overall situation is still alarming,” the order said. The ASDMA said that adequate measures, both urban and rural, are still required for the prevention of COVID-19 across the state.
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The order has divided the state into three categories based on the improvement in the pandemic situation. Accordingly, the curfew period has been relaxed by one hour in the Kamrup metropolitan area, which mainly comprises the city of Guwahati. It will start at 2 pm and will continue till 5 am the next day.
Cases have decreased in these districts
Restrictions such as lockdown have been eased in South Salmara, Majuli, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Udalguri, West Karbi Anglong, Dima Hasao and Charaideo districts, which have reported less than 400 infections in the last 10 days, and people will be allowed to open at 5 am. Movement will be allowed till five in the evening.
The ASDMA said, ‘The districts where daily cases of infection are still coming in high, especially Cachar, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Sonitpur and Nagaon, will be under strict surveillance till June 21, 2021. If there is no improvement in the situation of Kovid in these districts, then strict restrictions may be imposed.
The existing restrictions will continue in all other districts. There will be a curfew from 1 pm to 5 am and all shops as well as commercial establishments will be closed at 12 noon.
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