Assam COVID-19 New Guidelines SOP – For All Districts containment of COVID-19 pandemic

Assam COVID-19 New 20 SOP Guidelines Announced

The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) has issued consolidated and revised guidelines for all districts for containment of COVID-19 pandemic in Assam.

Assam COVID-19 New Guidelines SOP

Assam People Must Know New SOP of COVID-19 Pandemic

Whereas, the positivity rate of COVID-19 cases in the urban and adjacent areas have shown significant surge in the COVID -19 cases during last few days and require stricter COVID containment measures.

Assam People Must Know New SOP of COVID-19 Pandemic

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, hereby issues the following directives which will be applicable in respect of urban areas and adjacent areas within 5 km radius from the periphery of municipal corporation / municipal boards/revenue towns which shall come into force with effect from 5 AM of May 13, 2021, until further orders. 

Assam COVID-19 New SOP Guidelines List

1. All shops and commercial establishments shall shut down at 1 PM on all days 

2. Weekly haats / bazaars shall not be allowed for 15 days 

3. Restaurants, Dhabas and other eateries can entertain dine-in guests only up to 1 PM after which only home delivery of food will be allowed.

4. Restaurants operating within a Hotel or Resort can allow outside guests up to 1 PM only after which only in-house guests of the Hotel/Resort may be given MOM service. 

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

6. Cold storages and warehouses may continue after 1PM However, sale counters, showrooms etc attached to these warehouses or cold storages shall not operate after 1PM. 

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

8. All Educational Institutions including Schools/Colleges/Universities must provide quality virtual options. No physical classes shall be allowed for 15 days 

9. All offices both Government and Non-Government shall shut down for 15 days. 

10. Government / semi-government officers in the rank of Deputy Secretary and above and senior executives in the Non-Government sector along with their key support staff will be allowed to attend office upto 1 PM only for emergency and essential works. However, 9 and 10 above will not be applicable for organizations rendering Essential/Emergency Services, Law Enforcement Services and Election work. 

11. In case the test positivity of COVID-19 in any area reaches 5{37632549f10ffff720969b4ab77e00ced6668940cd3eefd99db86ec5b5daf659} or more 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 MoHFW, Gol advisory dated 25th Apri1,2021 annexed with MHA order dated 29′ Apri1,2021 (Annexure-A). 

12. Marriages and religious functions will be only private affairs and be allowed with the presence of a maximum of 10 (ten) persons No reception parties will be allowed post or pre-marriage 

13. Funeral / last rites-related gatherings shall not be more than 10 persons. 

14. All Religious places shall remain closed for 15 days However, the religious head of a religious place or his representative may perform minimal religious rituals/prayers.

15.All public transport will be allowed to operate only upto 30{37632549f10ffff720969b4ab77e00ced6668940cd3eefd99db86ec5b5daf659} of seating capacity. 

16. Auto Rickshaws, cycle rickshaws and taxis shall operate with one driver and two passengers. 

17. Pillion riding will be totally prohibited in two-wheelers, except with women and children 

18. All vehicles other than government vehicles will be allowed to ply in accordance with an odd-even formula to be decided by the jurisdictional District Disaster Management Authority between 5AM to 2PM. However, this restriction shall not apply to personal vehicles used for medical emergencies. 

19. There shall be total ban on movement of individuals from 2 PM to 5 AM daily, except for exemptions specified in Order No ASDMA.28/2021/63 dated 4′ May, 2021. 

20.In respect of areas not covered by this order, the regulations given vide order No. ASDMA.28/2021/63 dated 4th May, 2021 shall remain in force.