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Modifications on directives for Districts issued across the State

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Guwahati, June 26 (NKTV): The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) has issued a revised and consolidated directive today containing directives to further contain the spread of COVID-19 in the districts. Today’s order will be applicable across the State w.e.f 5 AM of June 28, 2021 and will remain in force until further order.

Salient features of the order are as follows:

  1. As it has been observed that in some of the districts the positivity rate in last 7 days is high as compared to others districts, so depending upon the case load, the districts are divided into three categories as follows:
    i) High positivity Districts: Morigaon, Biswanath, Goalpara and Bokakhat (Civil) Sub Division under Golaghat District.
    ii) Moderate positivity Districts: Dhubri, Kokrajhar, Barpeta, Nalbari, Baksa, Bajali, Kamrup, Darang, Sonitpur, Nagaon, Hojai, Golaghat & Sarupathar Sab Division, Jorhat, Sibasagar, Tinsukia, Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Cachar, Karimganj, Karbi Anglong and Dlbrugarh.
    iii) Districts showing Improvement: Kamrup(M), South Salmara, Majuli, Bongaigaon’, Chirang, Udalguri, West Karbi Anglong, Dima’Hasao, Charaideo and Hailakandi.
  2. The curfew time for high positivity districts will be round the clock, 2 PM to 5 PM for the moderate positivity districts and 5 PM to 5 AM for districts shoring improvement.
  3. Workplace, business/commercial establishments, shops will be closed in high positivity districts, will be pen up to 1 PM for moderate positivity districts and up to 4 PM for districts showing improvement.
  4. Shops dealing with groceries, fruits and vegetables, dairy and milk booths, animal fodder will
    be open up to 5 PM high positivity districts, up to 1 PM for moderate positivity districts and up to 4 PM for districts showing improvement.
  5. All Government servants (including contractual and fixed pay) who have taken atleast one dose of COVID-19 vaccine shall attend office except in total containment’ areas. Private sector entities may take their own decision about attendance of their employees on this account.
  6. Employees who have not taken vaccine will have to attend office as and when their services are required by respective authorities.
  7. Employees engaged in emergency/essential services shall attend their duty without any restrictions at any place.
  8. There will be a total ban on movement of ail public and private transport in the total containment districts. However, movement of goods shall continue.
  9. While Inter-district passenger transport shall remain suspended across the State, inter-district transport with 50% seating capacity and observance of COVID appropriate behavior may be allowed.
  10. Teachers and Faculty members need not at id their respective institutions but if District Administration engages them in CÔVID 19 or flood relief related emergency duties, they will have to attend their assigned duties.

Other restrictions including odd- even formula for plying of vehicles etc. and exemptions as notified in the Order of June 4, 2021 and June 21, 2021 shall continue to remain in force except those specifically modified by this order.


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