The Assam authorities on Wednesday ordered to shut all offices, spiritual locations and weekly markets for 15 days in urban and semi-urban areas of the state, apart from banning the motion of individuals from 2 pm to five am in the wake of the rising COVID-19 instances.
Issuing a brand new set of tips for the urban and semi-urban locations in the periphery of 5 km of municipal areas, Chief Secretary Jishnu Barua stated all standalone retailers and industrial institutions shall shut down at 1 pm on all days.
“Complete lockdown is an option, but we are going gradually in a phased manner. We hope these measures will work in the next two-three days,” he stated at a press convention right here.
The new restrictions will come into impact from Thursday.
As per the restrictions notified by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), weekly haats, bazaars, instructional establishments and all authorities and personal offices have been ordered to shut for the following 15 days.
“Government officers of deputy secretary and above rank and senior executive in private sector along with their key support staff will be allowed to attend office upto 1 pm only for emergency and essential works,” the order said.
However, these restrictions is not going to be relevant for organisations rendering important and emergency providers, legislation enforcement providers and election works.
“All religious places shall remain closed for 15 days. Funeral/last rites related gatherings shall not be more than 10 persons,” the order stated.
Likewise, weddings and non secular features shall be solely non-public affairs and be allowed with the presence of a most of 10 individuals and no reception events shall be allowed submit or pre marriage ceremony.
“In case the test positivity of COVID-19 in any area reaches five per cent or more in the last one week, District Magistrate will notify such areas as containment zone and ensure necessary containment measures for COVID-19,” the ASDMA stated.
All public transport shall be allowed with 30 per cent of seating capability, whereas auto-rickshaws, cycle-rickshaws, taxis shall function with one driver and two passengers solely.
“Pillion riding will be totally prohibited in two- wheelers except with women and children.”
“All vehicles other than government vehicles 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 2 pm,” the order said.
ASDMA additional stated that there shall be a complete ban on the motion of people from 2 pm to five am day by day.
For the remainder of the state, all restrictions introduced earlier comparable to night time curfew from 6 pm to five am with complete ban on motion of individuals at public locations on all days will proceed, besides for these engaged in important and emergency providers.
When requested why the federal government is just not contemplating imposing an entire lockdown, Barua stated that any such drastic measures adversely have an effect on the poor individuals and that shall be thought-about because the final resort.
Director-General of Police Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta stated the police will implement the restrictions very strictly if the individuals don’t observe them.
“If we see people crowding at any place, say in front of a permitted shop, police will be ruthless. We will use force and lathi-charge them. You may go and file cases against us, but we don’t care.”
“If someone organises any function secretly at home and invites people, then it will be considered as cheating and betrayal. We will not only file a case under Disaster Management Act, but also lodge an attempt to murder case,” Mahanta stated.
The state on Tuesday registered 127 COVID-19 fatalities, its highest in a single day to this point, taking the loss of life toll to 1,838, a bulletin issued by the National Health Mission stated.
The tally additionally went as much as 3,04,429 after the state reported a report 6,258 new constructive instances.
The variety of lively instances presently is 37,500, the bulletin stated.
It stated that 4,409 sufferers recovered from the illness through the day, rising the overall variety of cured individuals to 2,61,980.
The restoration price now could be 86.06 per cent.
Of the recent fatalities, 36 have been reported from Kamrup (Metro) district, seven from Dibrugarh and 6 from Nagaon.
The different deaths have been registered in a number of different districts. The loss of life price is presently 0.60 per cent and the variety of COVID-19 constructive sufferers dying because of different causes is 1,347, the bulletin stated.
The 6,258 new instances detected through the day embrace 1,585 from Kamrup (Metro), 527 from Kamrup (Rural), 507 from Dibrugarh and 313 from Nagaon.
The new instances have been detected out of 68,572 checks carried out on Tuesday, whereas the variety of cumulative checks achieved in the state to this point is 92,17,510. Altogether 31,93,082 individuals have until date been vaccinated in opposition to coronavirus in the state and of them, 7,08,480 have obtained each doses.