Curfew timings have been relaxed and inter-district motion of passengers allowed, besides to and from Kamrup Metropolitan district, as per the revised COVID-19 SOP for the state, Assam Health Minister Keshab Mahanta mentioned on Tuesday.
The new pointers, which additionally permits the opening of ultimate 12 months courses of technical training, will probably be efficient from 5 am on Wednesday till additional orders, he added.
These orders will probably be relevant all through the state.
Addressing a press convention right here, the minister mentioned the choice to calm down the SOP was taken at a gathering on Monday night, chaired by the chief minister, in view of enchancment within the total COVID scenario within the state.
He mentioned, “The number of new COVID-19 cases has been coming down in the state. But, the situation in Guwahati is not satisfactory. We are keeping a close watch.”
As per the revised pointers, all retailers, business institutions, places of work, banks, will probably be allowed to stay open until 6 pm and curfew will probably be clamped from 7 pm to five am.
Hotels, resorts, bars, may also be allowed to stay open until 6 pm, although cinema halls will stay closed.
Inter-district motion of personal passenger automobiles has been allowed, although entry and exit from Kamrup Metropolitan district, below which Guwahati comes, will stay suspended, the minister mentioned.
Movement of products carrying automobiles was already allowed and public transport between the districts remained suspended.
The odd-even rule for plying of automobiles has been lifted, the minister mentioned.
Regarding reopening of academic establishments, Mahanta mentioned closing 12 months courses for MBBS, engineering, aeronautical engineering and BSc and GNM nursing programs will resume from Wednesday.
“Students should preferably be fully vaccinated to attend the classes,” he added.
The minister additionally mentioned public conferences in open areas will probably be allowed with a most of 200 folks and in auditoriums, with 50 per cent seating capability, and all attendees have to be totally vaccinated, with the onus to make sure compliance on the organisers.
For marriages, final rites, and so forth, the variety of folks permitted to attend has been elevated to 25 by the brand new pointers.
Iconic non secular locations have additionally been allowed to open for devotees with permission given for 20 guests per hour, whereas for different non secular locations, the variety of devotees has been fastened at 10, Mahanta mentioned.
Namghars (Vaishnavite locations of worship) will probably be open for devotees with 50 per cent capability, he added.
He additional mentioned feminine authorities workers with kids under three years of age will probably be allowed to work at home. Earlier, these with kids under 5 years of age have been prolonged this exemption.
Altogether 758 folks examined optimistic for COVID-19 within the state on Monday, pushing the entire variety of infections to five,79,899, whereas the dying toll has reached 5,502 with 10 deaths within the final 24 hours.
The COVID-19 restoration price within the state stands at 97.49 per cent.