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Assam govt releases fresh SOPs, curfew relaxes till 5 pm in some districts with low positivity rate

The Assam government has relaxed curfew till 5 pm in the places where the Covid-19 positive rate is below 400 in the last ten days.

The districts are- South Salmara, Majuli, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Udalguri, West Karbi Anglong, Dima Hasao and Charaideo were positive cases were below 400 in the last ten days.

The state government has released a fresh set of SOP on Monday.

“Districts where the total number of cumulative cases and per day cases are still showing persistently high numbers, especially Cachar, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Sonitpur and Nagaon will be under close watch. In case there is no improvement in the COVID status in these districts, stricter restrictions may follow,” the new SOPs stated.

The SOPs further stated, “In case the test positivity of COVID-19 in any area reaches 5% or more in case of urban areas and 10% or more in case of rural areas in the last one week, District Magistrate will notify such areas as containment zone and ensure necessary containment measures for COVID-19,”.

The curfew in the Kamrup-Metro district will continue to get enforced every day at 2 pm and will continue till 5 in the morning the next day.

“There shall be a total ban on movement of individuals from 2 PM to 5 AM daily in Kamrup Metropolitan district considering the decreasing trend of COVID-19 cases including a decrease in the daily caseload,” the SOP said.

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