Guwahati, April 30: Assam government has extended night curfew in the state by another 7 days till May 7 in view of the increasing COVID-19 positive cases and deaths related to the pandemic in the state every day.
For the second consecutive day, the state reported as many 26 COVID-related deaths while the number of fresh cases on Friday stood at 3197. The positivity rate stood at 4.43 percent.
The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) today issued revised and consolidated directives, strictly prohibiting movement of individuals from 8pm to 5am every day till May 7, 2021, except for various essential services.
The order further stated that in case the test positivity of COVID-19 reaches 10 percent or more in the past one week or bed occupancy either oxygen supported or ICU beds crosses 60 percent in a large geographical area or a city or district, where cases are high and spiralling up drastically, district magistrates will decide on declaring such areas as containment zones and ensure necessary containment measures.
“All market places, supermarkets, shops in mall, weekly markets should be closed by 6pm every day. However, takeaway/home delivery of food is allowed up to 8pm. Thereafter, only home delivery of food may be allowed up to the usual time of closure as per local regulations,” it said.