The curfew period is from 8pm to 5am daily and will remain in force till May 1.
The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), in the new guidelines issued on Tuesday afternoon, stated that after the review of the situation “it has been observed that there has been a rapid increase in the number of active cases of Covid-19 across the state and therefore, it is felt that night curfew needs to be imposed in all the districts of Assam, except for essential and emergency activities and services, as an emergency measure for wellbeing and safety of the people.”
WHO ARE EXEMPTED?
Those exempted from the night curfew include officers of government of India, government of Assam, its autonomous and subordinate offices and public corporations involved in emergency, police, prisons, home guards, civil defence, fire and emergency services, district administration, pay and account office, electricity, water and sanitation, public transport (air/railways/buses), including all incidental services, and activities that are essential for smooth functioning of all modes of public transport (such as handling of cargo, ticketing, air freight station, CFS, ICD etc.), disaster management and related services, NIC, NCC and municipal services, and all other essential services on production of valid Identity card.
All judicial officers and officials of courts of Assam, private doctors, nursing staff, paramedical staff and other hospital services (such as hospitals, diagnostic centres, clinics, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and other medical & health services), pregnant women and patients for getting medical services, person coming from or going to airports, railway stations and ISBTs area are also exempted from the movement ban on production of valid ticket.
There is no restriction on inter-state and intra-state movement and transportation of essential and non-essential goods and no separate permission or e-pass will be required for such movements.
Movement have also been allowed for persons related to commercial and private establishments providing following essential services and commodities involving shops dealing with food, groceries, fruits and vegetables, dairy and milk booths, meat and fish, animal fodder, pharmaceuticals, medicines and medical equipment, banks, insurance offices and ATMs, Telecommunications, Internet services, Broadcasting and Cable services, IT and IT-enabled services, delivery of all essential goods, including food, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment through e-commerce.