Partial unlock in Guwahati from today after three weeks of lockdown

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Published: July 20,2020 09:15 AM
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July 20, 2020: After 21 days of lockdown in Kamrup metro to prevent any community spread of COVID-19 in the state, unlock-1 has come into force with effect from 7 pm of July 19

July 20, 2020: After 21 days of lockdown in Kamrup metro to prevent any community spread of COVID-19 in the state, unlock-1 has come into force with effect from  7 pm of July 19 and will remain till 2nd August.



Addressing in a press interaction the Chief Secretary, Kumar Sanjay Krishna on July 18 issued guidelines for partial unlock in Guwahati from 19 July to August 2.



Notably, the state government has decided not to extend the three week long lockdown in Guwahati. However, every weekend, there will be a total lockdown in Guwahati city and Kamrup (Metro) district.



As per the guidelines, the night curfew will be in force from 6 pm to 6 am daily. 



All shops and business establishments are allowed to operate on one side of a street on any given day and on opposite sides on alternate days.



Wholesalers, vegetable markets are also allowed to function from 7 am to 5 pm from Monday to Friday.



Malls, PVRs, gyms, yoga centres and religious places will remain shut along with paan (betel leaves), tobacco and cigarette shops.



Industries will function from Monday to Friday. E-commerce allowed for 7 days.



In medical and last rite emergencies, movement will be allowed only with written permission from the deputy commissioner of the originating district.



During unlock, Rs 1000 fine will be levied on people for not wearing the mask in public places.



Vehicles including Ola and Uber will be allowed but they have to follow COVID-19 guidelines and sanitise their vehicles after passenger leaves from the vehicle.  Private vehicles, both four-wheelers and two-wheelers, are strictly barred.



The government offices, bank and other offices will function from Monday to Friday.



Pharmacies/chemists are allowed to operate on all days. Pharmaceuticals can operate on both sides of the road from Monday to Friday.



The death toll due to COVID-19 in Assam mounted to 57 after four more people succumbed to the disease, while 1018 fresh cases pushed the state’s tally to 23999 on Sunday. 858 patients were discharged on Saturday, taking the total number of people who have recovered from the disease to 16023.