Assam: Those Not Fully Vaccinated To Be Denied Entry In Public Places From Tomorrow, Says CM Sarma

All schools up to Class VIII in Kamrup-Metropolitan district and up to Class V in all other districts were also closed on January 8, untill further order.

Published: January 15, 2022 5:10 PM IST

By India.com News Desk | Edited by Sanstuti Nath

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Guwahati: In view of the continuous surge in COVID-19 cases, those not fully vaccinated will be prohibited from entering public places in Assam from Sunday. Addressing media, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday ruled out the possibility of lockdown in the state, yet, but said masks and proof of double dose of vaccination would be a must for entering public spaces like courts, hotels, and markets, among other places. 

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“Those not fully vaccinated will not be allowed to enter public places like district courts, hotels, markets etc. from tomorrow. There is no situation of a lockdown in Assam yet, but wearing a mask is a must,” said Sarma.

On January 7, Assam government had announced curbs in view of third COVID wave in the state and imposed a night curfew from 10pm to 6am.

All schools up to Class VIII in Kamrup-Metropolitan district and up to Class V in all other districts were also closed on January 8, untill further order. Restaurants are to be allowed to operate at 100 per cent seating capacity with fully vaccinated persons only.

Under the current guidelines, all people who received only single dose of COVID vaccine or are non-vaccination have to go under compulsory COVID test at airports and railway stations in the state. The order includes all under 15 years of age as well.

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Published Date: January 15, 2022 5:10 PM IST