The Assam authorities on Saturday determined to increase the continuing 14-day lockdown in Guwahati and the remainder of the Kamrup Metro district by one other week because of the ever-increasing variety of Covid-19 circumstances.

The state’s largest metropolis and remainder of Kamrup Metro has been underneath whole lockdown since June 28 which was to initially finish on July 12.

In an order issued on Saturday night Assam chief secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna knowledgeable that the extension of lockdown will come into impact from 6 pm on July 12 and can proceed until 7 pm on July 19.

“There is continuing large scale spread of Covid-19 occurring in almost the entire district of Kamrup Metro which may be a major threat to public health, hygiene and safety of the general population,” Krishna mentioned in an announcement.

“Due to extensive testing, isolation and other restrictive measures, community spread of Covid-19 has been contained to some extent and is showing encouraging downward trend which necessitates further extension of prohibitory measures in order to contain spread of the pandemic,” he added.

On Friday, eight deaths have been reported from Guwahati. Seven of the deaths happened at Guwahati Medical College Hospital (GMCH) whereas one particular person died on the Covid care centre opened at Indian Institute of Technology-Guwahati (IIT-G).

According to the order, motion of people shall stay strictly prohibited. There might be a ban on motion of personal autos, each two wheelers and 4 wheelers, aside from medical emergencies.

All authorities places of work, non-public places of work, enterprise, business institutions, outlets and commerce actions will stay closed besides standalone grocery outlets and outlets coping with private hygiene items, which might be allowed to open from 9 am to four pm from Monday to Friday whereas sustaining social distancing and security protocols.

All industrial institutions besides steady course of industries will stay closed. All public transport, academic establishments, hospitality providers, locations of worship and sports activities, social, political, leisure, cultural, non secular gatherings shall stay suspended.

Exemptions from the lockdown embrace motion of defence and police personnel, authorities officers concerned in necessary duties, hearth providers, catastrophe administration, electrical energy, water provide, rubbish disposal, well being staff, banks (with skeletal workers), ATMs, milk provide, child merchandise, medicines, telecommunication, print and digital media and practice and air providers.

House-to-house sale of vegatables and fruits might be allowed from eight am to 2 pm from Monday to Friday. E-commerce actions supplying fruits, greens and different important gadgets are allowed to function between 10 am and four pm from Monday to Friday.

Only these resorts used for quarantine and by crew of airways might be allowed to function, authorities directorates and secretariat will operate with skeletal workers and petrol pumps allowed to open.

Over a dozen districts have imposed restrictions on from side to side motion to Kamrup Metro to limit neighborhood unfold of the illness of their areas. Two different districts, Dima Hasao and Jorhat, have additionally imposed whole lockdown.

Till Saturday, Assam had recorded 15,536 COVID-19 constructive circumstances with 35 deaths and 9, 848 recoveries. In the previous two weeks Guwahati and remainder of Kamrup Metro has recorded practically 6,000 constructive circumstances.

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