5 districts of Assam will proceed to be beneath whole lockdown owing to their excessive coronavirus positivity charge whereas the motion of individuals to and from different districts throughout the state will stay suspended, state Well being Minister Keshab Mahanta mentioned on Monday.

These 5 districts — Jorhat, Golaghat, Sonitpur, Biswanath, and Lakhimpur — together with two others, have been declared as whole containment zones on 7 July for displaying a excessive coronavirus positivity charge.

Whereas the Covid-19 curbs have been partially relaxed in Goalpara and Morigaon on account of a slight enchancment within the state of affairs, the opposite 5 districts will proceed to be beneath full lockdown, Mahanta mentioned. There might be a round the clock curfew in these 5 districts.

“Nonetheless, within the districts displaying reasonable positivity charge, specifically Goalpara and Morigaon, curfew might be from 1 pm to five am,” the minister added.

In the remainder of the districts, that are displaying enchancment within the coronavirus positivity charge and caseload, curfew might be from 5 pm to five am, he mentioned.

Test what’s open and what stays shut

All workplaces, enterprise or business institutions, outlets, eating places, dhabas, eateries, showrooms of chilly storage, amongst others, can stay confide in midday in districts with reasonable positivity, and as much as 4 pm in districts displaying enchancment, he added.

“Nonetheless, outlets coping with groceries, vegatables and fruits, dairy and milk cubicles, animal fodder might be confide in 5 pm in districts displaying excessive and reasonable positivity and as much as 4 pm within the districts displaying enchancment,” Mahanta mentioned.

He additional knowledgeable that every one inter-district passenger transport companies and motion of individuals to and from different districts will stay suspended.

Although there might be a ban on the motion of all private and non-private transport within the whole containment districts, motion of products might be allowed, he mentioned.

“In different districts, public transport might be allowed however authorities should implement coronavirus acceptable behaviour, ” the minister mentioned.

Whereas the general public gathering is banned in whole containment districts, as much as 10 individuals might be allowed in marriage or funeral occasions within the different districts, the minister mentioned.

Different restrictions and coronavirus-appropriate behaviour, together with sporting face masks, the odd-even system for plying of autos, as notified earlier will stay in pressure, he added. The minister mentioned the brand new directives will come into pressure from 5 am on Tuesday and might be stay in pressure till additional order.

In the meantime, the Assam authorities has made the coronavirus check necessary for all passengers from the North-Jap area getting into the state by way of airports and railway stations.

Earlier, folks from North-Jap states who arrived in Assam by air or practice and straight proceeded to their vacation spot state have been exempted from present process the coronavirus check.

The choice was taken because of the rising variety of coronavirus instances within the neighbouring states, a notification issued by the Well being and Household Welfare division mentioned.

It comes 5 days after the state authorities had made coronavirus testing obligatory for vaccinated travellers, withdrawing its earlier order that exempted necessary testing for totally vaccinated travellers arriving through air and practice. The necessary testing might be relevant till additional orders, the notification mentioned.

With company inputs

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