Guwahati: The Assam government on Wednesday further relaxed the Covid-19 restrictions and announced a slew of relaxations which included opening up inter-district transport, reducing the time of night curfew from 9 pm to 5 am and opening up of physical classes for higher secondary, graduate and post-graduate classes.
In the new set of guidelines that were announced by the Assam Government on Wednesday, it said offices and businesses will be allowed to operate till 8 pm, dine-in services will be allowed to function with 50 per cent seating capacity. Night curfew will remain in force from 9 pm to 5 am.
Offices, workplaces, private offices, and establishments will function normally but not beyond 8 pm. All business, commercial establishments, the takeaway of food items from restaurants, Dhabas, and other eateries, sale counters, showrooms, etc. of cold storage and warehouses, shops dealing with groceries, fruits and vegetables, dairy and milk booths, animal fodder will remain open till 8 pm
The dine-in restaurants, Dhabas, and other eateries will be allowed to function till 8 pm with 50 per cent seating capacity.
Auto rickshaws and taxis shall operate for passengers with 100 per cent seating capacity and observance of COVID-19 appropriate behaviour for passengers and compulsory wearing of masks. Pillion riding is allowed with at least a single vaccinated person and compulsory wearing of a mask.
Intra-district and inter-district transport with a 100 per cent seating capacity for passengers having at least a single dose of vaccine.
The physical classes for the postgraduate, graduate, higher secondary final year shall be allowed for students having at host single-dose vaccine. However, students of class 12 who are below 18 years of age and if not vaccinated, should not be allowed to attend the physical classes.
Schools are allowed to open for the first three days only for the vaccination of students, teachers and staff. The physical classes will start from September 6, 2021.
Meeting or gathering at any open or closed spaces is allowed up to 50 single-dose vaccinated persons with prior intimation to local police. However, will all prior permission of jurisdictional DC for maximum gathering up to 200 persons (at least single vaccinated) may be allowed both for public and private functions which will also be applicable for closed spaces subject to a ceiling of 50 per cent of the hall capacity
The religious places are allowed to open with up to 40 single vaccinated people per hour while the cinema or theatre hall will remain closed till further notice.