New Guidelines Released: Cachar and Karimganj shows moderate Positivity rate, Hailakandi shows improvement in case load.

New SOP Released: Cachar and Karimganj shows moderate Positivity rate, Hailakandi shows improvement in case load; Business Establishment and Curfew timings kept as earlier in Cachar and Karimganj.

Jul 6, 2021 - 13:50
New Guidelines Released: Cachar and Karimganj shows moderate Positivity rate, Hailakandi shows improvement in case load.
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Assam State Disaster Management Authority issued revised guidelines for all the districts of the state on Tuesday, 6th July.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) vide order dated 29th June, 2021 has urged the States/ UTS to continue compliance to the containment measures as envisaged in MHA order dated 28th June, 2021 till 31st July, 2021.

The Government further stated that the situation of COVID-19 in the State has been further reviewed and observed that, though few districts like Dhubri, Kamrup(M), South Salmara, Majuli, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Udalguri, West Karbi Anglong, Dima Hasao, Charaideo and Hailakandi have shown improvement in the positivity rate, the number of active cases and positivity rate is still high in some districts like Goalpara, Lakhimpur, Golaghat, Jorhat, Sonitpur, Biswanath and Morigaon.

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers, conferred under Section 22(2)(h) of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, the undersigned, in his capacity as Chairperson, State Executive Committee of the State Disaster Management Authority, Assam, do hereby issues the following directives for both rural and urban areas which will remain in force w.e.f 5 AM of July 7, 2021 until further order.

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In case the test positivity of COVID-19 in any area reaches more than 10 cases in the last seven days, the jurisdictional District Magistrate will notify such areas as total containment zones in consultation with MD, NHM and ensure necessary containment measures for COVID-19.

However, in such zones, emergency services will continue round the clock and essential services including shops dealing with groceries, fruits and vegetables, dairy and milk booths, animal fodder, etc will remain open upto 5 PM.

Delivery of all essential goods including food, pharmaceuticals, medical equipments through e-commerce in such areas will continue round the clock.

All Government servants (including contractual and fixed pay) who have taken atleast one dose of COVID-19 vaccine shall attend office except in total containment areas. Private sector entities may take their own decision about attendance of their employees on this account.

Employees who have not taken vaccine will have to attend office as and when their services are required by respective authorities.

Employees engaged in emergency / essential services shall attend their duty without any restrictions at any place.

The organizations (Government / Private) rendering Essential/Emergency Services, Law Enforcement Services and Election work will continue working without any restrictions in all districts.

Pregnant women employees and women with children of 5 years or below working under any Government / PSU / Financial Institutions Private Organizations irrespective of their grade shall be eligible to work from home.

Persons with disabilities (PwDs) working in any Government/PSU/ Financial Institutions/Private organizations shall be exempted from attending duties in consonance with the O.M No. 11013/9/2014/Estt. (A.III) dated 1st April, 2020 issued by DoPT, Gol. However, they may be encouraged to work from home.

There will be a total ban on movement of all public and private transport in the total containment districts. However, movement of goods shall continue.

All Public transport authorities shall enforce COVID-19 appropriate behavior and seating inside the vehicles, carriers, containers etc.

Auto Rickshaws, cycle rickshaws and taxis shall operate with one driver and two passengers maintaining social distancing

Pillion riding will be totally prohibited in two wheelers, except with women and children.

Intra-district transport with 50% seating capacity with observance of COVID appropriate behaviour may be allowed

All inter-district passenger transport services and movement of people to and from other districts shall remain suspended.

Wearing of face mask is mandatory even for a single person driving a vehicle.

In case of persons travelling in any private car, up to 100 % of its seating

capacity, wearing of face mask is mandatory for all the persons.

Educational Institutions (Government and Private):

 All Educational Institutions including Schools/Colleges/Universities shall continue to provide quality virtual options. No physical classes are allowed.

Teachers / Faculty members need not attend their respective institution but if District Administration engages in COVID 19/flood relief related emergency duties, they will have to attend assigned duties.

Other that that, restrictions including odd-even formula for plying of vehicles, declaration of containment zones etc. as notified vide Order No.ASDMA.28/2021/63 dated 4th May, 2021 and ASDMA.24/2020/Pt-2/241 dated 12th May 2021 and ASDMA. 24/2020/Pt-2/253 dated 15th May 202 for urban and peripheral areas, restriction on inter district movement issued Vide ASDMA.24/2020/Pt-2/255 dated 17th May, 2021, ASDMA/28/2021/90, dated the 4th June 2021, ASDMA.28/2021/86 dated 25th May, 2021, ASDMA.28/2021/108 dated 21st June, 2021, ASDMA.28/2021/126 dated 26th June, 2021 and exemptions via clarifications issued vide Order No.ASDMA.24/2020/Pt-2/250 dated 13th May, 2021 shall continue to remain in force except those specifically modified by this order.


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