Restrictions on sure activities led to lockdown like situation in Guwahati

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Guwahati: The newest Standard operating procedure (SOP) by the State Catastrophe Management Authority under the Government of Assam led to a big confusion amongst several sections of people in Guwahati city.

A couple of of them also puzzled it with lockdown.

Several working women in the city faced harassment while travelling back to their residences in the evening hours because of a scarcity of public transport.

A enormous section of commuters in Guwahati city relies on the public transport system, alternatively, the scenario of Guwahati city on final Tuesday after 6 pm was once a little different.

Sources also informed that a feeling of anxiety struck a section of grocery shop owners after law enforcement officials allegedly forced them to close their shops at the final moment, thus, leading to a hurry some of the public in few areas of Guwahati city.

In an effort to lucid up this confusion, here are some points approximately the fresh guidelines or SOP issued by the Government of Assam amidst the upward thrust in COVID cases in the state.

In truth, the state government had issued fresh guidelines on final Tuesday in the districts where the number of active COVID cases rises to 100 or more.

As per the order, the State Catastrophe Management Authority had ordered all market places, supermarkets, shops in malls to be closed by 6 PM from April 20.

The branch has scaled down the number of guests allowed in weddings and other congregations to 100 in closed spaces (50% of the corridor capacity) in the wake of surge in COVID-19 cases.

People should seek the permission of the district authority for open functions and strict adherence to COVID appropriate behavior, including wearing of masks, social distance will have to be maintained.

The order further stated that in funeral and related gatherings a maximum of 20 persons is allowed subject to strict observance of Covid appropriate behavior.

Meantime, Former Chief Secretary to Government of Assam Kumar Sanjay Krishna also suggested better clarity on the order imposing restrictions on sure activities.

Taking to his official Twitter maintain, Kumar Sanjay Krishna said, “In view of the recent surge in #Covid cases, the GoA has issued a much needed order imposing restrictions on sure activities but the order has created some confusion and a lockdown like situation may also be seen in Guwahati today. A better clarity on restrictions will be helpful.”

In view of the recent surge in #Covid cases, the GoA has issued a much needed order imposing restrictions on sure activities but the order has created some confusion and a lockdown like situation may also be seen in Guwahati today.A better clarity on restrictions will be helpful .

— Kumar Sanjay Krishna (@KrSanjayKrishna) April 20, 2021

The Bodoland/ Assam / India / International

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