Mumbai: Assam government on Wednesday issued fresh guidelines for urban and adjacent areas within a 5 km radius from the periphery of the municipal corporations, municipal boards and revenue towns effective from 5 am on May 13.
As per new curbs, all schools, colleges, offices and weekly markets will be shut for 15 days. Restaurants can entertain customers till 1 pm after which delivery is allowed.
Weekly markets will be closed for 15 days. The order reads, “Pharmacists, hospitals, animal care centres and veterinary clinics may operate without restrictions being providers of essential and emergency services.”
In view of rising COVID-19 cases, stricter restrictions to come into force w.e.f. 5 am on May 13 till further orders. All shops, eateries including dine-in to be allowed till 1 pm. Only home-delivery allowed after 1 pm. Weekly markets to remain shut for 15 days: Govt of Assam pic.twitter.com/C1M50fTSdw
— ANI (@ANI) May 12, 2021
Assam Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma earlier wrote on Twitter, “To contain Covid cases, more restrictions and containment measures would be put in place from May 13, 2021. The detailed SOP will be issued on Wednesday. In case restrictions have to continue for more than a fortnight, Government will consider financial relief package for weaker sections.”
1. To contain #Covid cases, more restrictions & containment measures would be put in place from May 13, 2021. Detailed SOP will be issued on Wednesday. In case restrictions have to continue for more than a fortnight, Govt will consider financial relief package for weaker sections pic.twitter.com/1tRwTbHC5F
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) May 11, 2021
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 1,764 new cases of COVID-19 and 85 fatal cases were reported in the state.
On the other hand, 4,409 patients were discharged from hospitals on Wednesday.
The total number of active cases was 40,611 while 1,838 patients have lost their lives so far.