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Assam announces total lockdown in 7 districts to contain Covid 19 surge

The districts where the total lockdown has been announced are Goalpara, Golaghat, Jorhat, Lakhimpur, Sonitpur, Biswanath and Morigaon districts, Mahanta said.

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Guwahati: To contain the Covid 19 infection surge, the Assam government has imposed a total lockdown in 7 districts across the state as the Covid19 positive cases in these districts continue to rise.
The districts where the total lockdown has been announced are Goalpara, Golaghat, Jorhat, Lakhimpur, Sonitpur, Biswanath and Morigaon districts, Mahanta said.
The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) has issued a revised and consolidated directive for both rural and urban areas which will remain in force with effect from am of July 7, 2021, until further order.
The health minister Keshab Mahanta informed that the curfew in these districts will be in force round the clock.
The districts, which are showing a moderate positivity rate viz. Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Kokrajhar, Barpeta, Nalbari, Baksa, Bajali, Kamrup, Darrang, Nagaon, Hojai, Tinsukia, Dhemaji, Cachar, Karimganj and Karbi Anglong, the curfew will remain effective from 2 PM to 5 AM.
According to the new Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), in the districts, which are showing improvement in positivity caseload, the curfew will remain effective from 5 PM to 5 AM.
According to the revised SOP, there will be total containment in the 7 districts, which are showing a high positivity rate in recent days.
As per the new SOP, all workplaces, business/commercial establishments, shops, dealing with groceries, fruits and vegetables, dairy and milk booths, animal fodder, restaurants, dhabas and other eateries, sale counters, showrooms, etc. of cold storages and warehouses will be closed till further order in districts showing high positivity rate.
All inter-district passenger transport services and movement of people to and from other districts shall remain suspended.
Public gathering is banned in total containment districts. In other districts, up to 10 persons are allowed for marriage or funeral programmes.

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