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Amid Omicron threat, Assam govt re-imposes night curfew, allows relaxation for New Year celebration
Assam night curfew
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Amid Omicron threat, Assam govt re-imposes night curfew, allows relaxation for New Year celebration

| @indiablooms | 26 Dec 2021, 12:58 pm

Guwahati/IBNS: Amid rising the number of Omicron variant cases in many states of the country, the Assam government has re-imposed night curfew, but the same would not be in force on the night of Dec 31 for the New Year celebrations.

The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) on Saturday issued a new SOP and said that the night curfew would be in force between 11.30 pm and 6 am and would be effective from Sunday night.

“All workplaces, business/commercial establishments, dine-in restaurants, hotels, dhabas and other eateries, takeaway of food items from restaurants/dhabas and other eateries, opening sale counters, showrooms, etc, of cold storages and warehouses, shops dealing with groceries, fruits and vegetables, dairy and milk booths, will remain open till 10.30 pm,” said in the statement of ASDMA.

The ASDMA statement also stated that, the religious places are allowed to operate with fully vaccinated persons per hour for iconic places and 40 fully vaccinated persons per hour for other religious places.

“Cinema halls continue to operate with 50% of seating capacity of fully vaccinated viewers and observance of COVID-19 appropriate behavior. For Omicron specific regulation, all District Magistrates, Superintendent of Police, and all other authorities concerned shall be responsible for ensuring COVID appropriate behavior in all public places for containment of COVID-19 virus. All District Magistrates, Superintendent of Police will ensure that the people who visit the above mentioned places, strictly follow COVID appropriate behavior. They will deploy sufficient nuber of teams for keeping utmost vigil at public places and for enforcing COVID appropriate behavior so as to avoid any possibility of surge in COVID-19 cases,” said in the statement.

The ASDMA also said in the SOP that, any person not wearing a mask or spitting in public places will be fined to the tune of Rs 1000.

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