Other restrictions, such as the odd-even formula for vehicles, declaration of confinement zones, and exclusions outlined in the June 26 order, will remain in effect.
According to a source, Assam imposed a complete lockdown in seven districts of the state on Tuesday. The imposition is effective July 7 and lasting till further notice. The administration issued a new and unified order for both rural and urban areas. According to news agency ANI, business establishments, restaurants, and shops in Goalpara, Jorhat, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Morigaon, and Sonitpur will be closed around the clock. The Assam Government has banned public and private transportation from operating for now, along with interstate travel.
"There will be containment in 7 districts showing high positivity rates in Goalpara, Golaghat, Jorhat, Lakhimpur, Sonitpur, Biswanath, and Morignon district", as per an Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) directive, according to a tweet by ANI. Except for those specifically changed by the Assam government order, other constraints, such as the odd-even formula for the operation of vehicles, the proclamation of containment zones, and waivers, as issued in the order of June 26, will remain in effect.
Here are a few key aspects to remember:
The curfew would be enforced 24 hours a day in these seven districts, except in Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Kokrajhar, and Barpeta. From 2 pm to 5 pm, Nalbari, Baksa, Bajali, Kamrup, Darang, Nagaon, Hojai, Tinsukia, Dhemaji, Cachar, Karimganj, and Karbi Anglong, all of which have a moderate positive rate, would be under.
From 5 p.m. until 5 a.m., Dima Hasao, Charaidco, and Hailakandi will be under lockdown. The number of positive caseloads in the districts has been increasing.
The districts of Sivasagar and Dibrugarh will be closely monitored for a week, according to the instruction.
In districts with a high positivity rate, all workplaces, business, commercial establishments, grocery, fruits and vegetables, dairy and milk booths, animal fodder, restaurants, sale counters, showrooms, cold storage, and warehouses will be closed until further government-issued directives.