Amid the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the state, the Assam government on Friday tightened the curbs in a set of fresh Covid-19 guidelines to check the spread of the Omicron variant in the state. Schools will be closed till January 30 for all students up to Class 5.
Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma also said that the new Assam curfew timings will be from 10 pm to 6 am.
“Curfew will be imposed from 10 pm to 6 am every day. Business, commercial establishment will not function post 9 pm,” Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
Assam school and college guidelines
The Assam chief minister further said that from tomorrow, January 8, all government and private schools up to Class 5 will be closed across the state till January 30. In Guwahati, schools will be closed for students up to Class 8.
Physical classes of Classes 9 to 11 will be run on rotation mode (three days a week) while Class 12, engineering colleges, medical colleges, and technical institutes will run as usual.
Strict curbs for unvaccinated people in Assam
“Those who are not fully vaccinated will no longer be allowed to enter in all government offices, shopping malls, hotels, restaurants, cinema halls, public places except hospitals from January 15,” the CM said.
“Hotel, restaurant, shopping mall, cinema hall will be fined Rs 25,000 for allowing entry of those who are not fully vaccinated. Restaurants are to be allowed to operate at 100 percent seating capacity with fully vaccinated persons,” he said.
“No standing passenger will be allowed. All public transport authorities will enforce Covid-19 appropriate behaviour. All inter-district passenger transport and movement will be allowed only with fully vaccinated passengers,” the Assam CM said.
“Industrial units and tea gardens may function subject to observance of Covid-19 appropriate behavior,” Himanta Biswa Sarma said.