Lockdown Extension News: In the wake of rapid surge in COVID-19 cases, Assam’s Kamrup Metropolitan district — of which capital city Guwahati is a part, will be under complete lockdown for 14 days from 7 PM tonight. “We are now left with no choice but to impose a complete lockdown for 14 days from June 28 midnight, and this time it will be very strict as no grocery shops will be allowed to open or supply of vegetables and other essentials will be permitted for the first seven days,” Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma told reporters in Guwahati. Also Read - Unemployed During Lockdown, Pune Man Kills Wife, Son and Self
A 12-hour night-curfew from 7 pm will be observed across the state. A complete lockdown will be enforced in other towns and municipal areas on weekends from June 27 every week till the COVID-19 outbreak is arrested, said Sarma, adding lockdown situation in Guwahati will be reviewed after seven days from the enforcement of the restrictions. Also Read - Chandigarh Extends Corona Curfew by Another Week | What is Open, What is Shut
Take a look at the list of prohibited activities Also Read - Haryana Govt Announces Financial Aid of Rs 5000 to BPL Families
Government and private offices
Public, private vehicles
Temples, Mosques and other religious places
All kinds of gathering including social, political, sports, entertainment, academic and cultural
Business and commercial establishments
Shopping malls, PVRs
Consumption and sale of liquor, paan, gutkha and tobacco
Spitting in public places
So What’s allowed?
Banks (with minimum staff)
Police and Administration
Media houses — including Print and Electronic
Water services (at specific areas and timings)
Milk and baby food supply
Agriculture and tea gardening activities with social distancing
Petroleum products to other districts would be allowed to move through highways
However, no person (s) shall be allowed to venture out simply on the ground of being employed in the exempted category of services.
Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus cases in Assam crossed the 7,000-mark after 246 more people, including 31 police personnel, tested positive, while the death toll due to the disease rose to 10. Of the total 7,165 patients, 4,814 have been discharged.