Weekend lockdown paralyses life in Guwahati

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Published: August 23,2020 01:59 PM
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August 23, 2020: The weekend lockdown to combat COVID-19 was observed in Guwahati on Sunday following the guidelines issued by the state government on August 14. The city also wore a deserted look wit

August 23, 2020: The weekend lockdown to combat COVID-19 was observed in Guwahati on Sunday following the guidelines issued by the state government on August 14. The city also wore a deserted look with people staying indoors in the fight against coronavirus.



The public transport has remained off the road while commercial establishments too remain closed. However, some private vehicles were seen plying on the roads. However, opening of shops and markets at some places violating the restriction norms were also reported.





The government on August 14 had issued new COVID-19 lockdown guidelines with relaxations between August 16 and 31.



"All permitted activities mentioned in our earlier orders shall continue to be allowed between 5 am and 9 pm between Monday and Friday. Inter-District movement of passenger vehicles and people are allowed between Monday and Friday only. Inter-District movement of vehicles is allowed with 50 per cent capacity," the state government order read.





"City buses are allowed subject to maintenance of all COVID19 protocols and social distancing and with 50 per cent capacity. Public transport is allowed subject to maintenance of all COVID-19 protocols and social distancing with 50 per cent capacity," it further read.