Guwahati UNLOCKed: Normalcy returns

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Published: August 17,2020 09:06 AM
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August 17, 2020: Guwahati is limping back to pre-Covid normalcy with the government withdrawing maximum restrictions from Monday. As the UNLOCK3.0 comes into effect, the city residents now can live a

August 17, 2020: Guwahati is limping back to pre-Covid normalcy with the government withdrawing maximum restrictions from Monday. As the UNLOCK3.0 comes into effect, the city residents now can live a restrictions-free life.





The first change of the Unlock3.0 is the return of city buses to the Guwahati roads. After 2 months, the city buses and other modes of public transport are seen on the road carrying passengers with 50% seating capacity.





The Government has issued fresh UNLOCK guideline giving additional relaxation of lockdown restrictions in Guwahati and across Assam. As per the guideline: 1) All permitted activities mentioned in earlier orders shall continue to be allowed between 5 AM and 9 PM from Monday to Friday.



2) Restriction of one side of the street is withdrawn.



3) Inter-district movement will now be allowed with 50% seating capacity from Monday to Friday.



4) City buses are allowed subject to maintenance of Covid-19 protocols and social distancing and with 50% capacity. The same will be applicable to other public transport.



5) The Night curfew timing has been changed to 9:30 PM to 5 AM from present 6 PM.



6) Total lockdown on Saturday and Sunday at any time all over the state.



7) Social/Political/Sports/Entertainment/Academic/Religious functions and other large congregations numbering more than 50 persons shall remain prohibited.



8) Cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places of public gatherings shall remain closed.



9) Wearing of face cover is compulsory in public places, in workplaces and public transport etc and any violation will attract a fine of Rs 1000 for the first offence.



10) Spitting in public places, consumption of tobacco and liquor products shall be strictly prohibited.