15 June Assam COVID-19 SOP Prepared By Govt of Assam

Assam COVID-19 New SOP

The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) has issued certain directives(SOPs) related to Containment Zones. gatherings. work places. educational institutions, public transport, restriction on movement of individuals including night curfew, restriction on inter-district transport services and penal provisions for both rural and urban areas across the State of Assam for containment of COVID-19 pandemic in Assam.



Assam New Covid 19 SOP
Assam COVID-19 new SOP Prepared

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Whereas. the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) has vide order of May 25, 2021 issued directives on restrictive measures for containment of COVID-19 in both rural and urban areas across the State upto June 5,2021.

Whereas, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) has vide order of June 4, 2021 issued directives on curfew hours, gatherings, work places and inter-district movement to be uniformly applicable in both rural and urban areas across the State upto 5 AM of June 16, 2021. 

Whereas. the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) vide order dated 27″ May 2021 has urged the States/ UTs to continue compliance to the containment measures as envisaged in MHA order dated 29th Apn1,2021 till 30th June, 2021.

Whereas, the situation of COVID-19 in the State has been reviewed and observed that, though the number of COVID-19 patients and positivity rate is declining in some districts. the overall situation is still precarious, for which adequate containment measures for both urban and rural areas are still necessary for containment of COVID-19 across the State.

Now, therefore in exercise of the powers. conferred under Section 22(2) (h) of the Disaster Management Act. 2005, the undersigned, in his capacity as Chairperson. State Executive Committee of the State Disaster Management Authority Assam. do hereby issues the following directives which will remain in force w e f 5 AM of June 16, 2021 till 5 AM of June 22, 2021.

A. Containment Zones-for urban and rural areas: 

In case the test positivity of COVID-19 in any area reaches 5{37632549f10ffff720969b4ab77e00ced6668940cd3eefd99db86ec5b5daf659} or more in case of urban areas and 10{37632549f10ffff720969b4ab77e00ced6668940cd3eefd99db86ec5b5daf659} or more in case of rural areas in the last one week. District Magistrate will notify such areas as containment zone and ensure necessary containment measures for COVID-19 as envisaged in MoHFVV. Gol advisory dated 25- April. 2021 annexed with MHA order dated 29’7′ April, 2021 (Annexure-A). 

B. Night Curfew:

Except for exemptions given in Annexure “B”

1. There shall be total ban on movement of individuals from 2 PM to 5 AM daily in Kamrup Metropolitan district considering the decreasing trend of COVID-19 cases including decrease in the daily case load. 

2. In the districts viz South Salmara, Majuli, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Udalguri, West Karbi Anglong, Dima Hasao and Charaideo where the positive cases are showing less than 400 cumulatively in last 10 days. the lockdown like conditions are here by relaxed and movement of individuals will be allowed from 5 AM to 5 PM daily.

3. Districts where the total number of cumulative cases and per day cases are still showing persistently high numbers, especially Cachar, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Sonitpur and Nagaon will be under close watch till 21. June. 2021 In case there is no improvement in the COVID status in these districts. stricter restrictions may follow.

4. In the districts other than the districts mentioned in 1 and 2 above, restrictions imposed vide order No ASDMA/28/2021190 dated the 4′ June 2021 shall continue to remain in force till June 22, 2021 i.e total ban in movement of individuals from 1 PM to 5 AM daily.

5. Pregnant women employees and women with children of 5 years or below working under any Government / PSU/Financial Institutions / Private Organizations irrespective of their grade shall be eligible to work from home.

6. Persons with disabilities (PwDs) working in any Government/PSU/ Financial Institutions/Private organizations shall be exempted from attending duties in consonance with the 0 M No.1 1 01 3/9/2014/Estt.(A.111) dated 1st April. 2020 issued by DoPT, Gol However. they may be encouraged to work from home.

Public Transport (Government and Private)-for urban and rural areas: 

1 All Public transport authorities shall enforce COVID-19 appropriate behavior and seating inside the vehicles, carriers, containers etc 

2. Auto Rickshaws, cycle rickshaws and taxis shall operate with one driver and two passengers maintaining social distancing. 

3. Pillion riding will be totally prohibited in two wheelers except with women and children. 

4. Wearing of face mask is mandatory even for a single person driving a vehicle In case of persons travelling in any private car, up to 100 {37632549f10ffff720969b4ab77e00ced6668940cd3eefd99db86ec5b5daf659} of its seating capacity. wearing of face mask is mandatory for all the persons. 

Educational Institutions (Government and Private) -for urban and rural areas

1. All Educational Institutions including Schools/Colleges/Universities shall continue to provide quality virtual options. No physical classes are allowed.

Gatherings -for urban and rural areas

1. No meeting / gathering at any open or closed spaces shall be allowed.

2. For marriages, only religious part will be allowed with presence of maximum of 10 (ten) persons No reception parties will be allowed post or pre marriage. 

3. All Religious places shall remain closed until further orders However, the religious head of a religious place or his representative may perform minimal religious rituals/prayers. 

4. Funeral / last rites related gatherings shall not be more than 10 persons for each deceased.

5. In case of hotels/resorts. in-house guests may be allowed to dine-in up to the usual time of operation.

6. Delivery of essential goods through e-Commerce may continue with observance of COVID appropriate behavior. 

7. Weekly haats

/ bazaars shall continue to be not allowed.

8. Pharmacies, Hospitals. Animal Care Centres and Veterinary clinics may operate without restrictions being providers of essential and emergency services. 

Inter-district movement All inter-district transport services and movement of people to and from other districts shall remain suspended till 5 AM of 22nd June, 2021.