Guwahati: The Assam government has extended the lockdown like restrictions in Urban areas of the state till June 5, while relaxing norms in the rural areas of the state.
As per the order of Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), in all the urban areas and areas within the five km of the periphery of the municipal limits the partial lockdown will continue as it extended night curfew and most other restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19 till June 5.
However, in rural areas, an hour relaxation has been given as the usual activity like market areas, business establishments and public and vehicle movement could continue till 1 pm as compared to 12 pm in urban areas.
There will be a complete lockdown from 2 pm to 5 am till June 5. Cold storage s could operate beyond 1 pm. However, sales, showrooms attached to the Cold storage unit will not operate after 1 pm. There will be a total ban on inter-district movement of vehicles.
The fresh order comes at a time when the state dip in the overall positivity rate at 5.16pc.
However, the fatalities remained more or less unchanged. In the last 24 hours, the state registered l 6221 cases out of 120668 tests.