Assam observes weekend lockdown to combat COVID-19

Assam observes weekend lockdown to combat COVID-19
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GUWAHATI | AUG 22, 2020:

The Northeastern state of Assam, on Saturday, observed the weekend lockdown to combat COVID-19 following guidelines issued by the state government on August 14.

The capital city of Guwahati wore a deserted look as citizens did their part by staying indoors.

It may be noted that the state government, on August 14, issued new COVID-19 lockdown guidelines with relaxations between August 16 and 31.

According to the order by the state government, "All permitted activities mentioned in our earlier orders shall continue to be allowed between 5 am and 9 pm between Monday and Friday. Inter-District movement of passenger vehicles and people are allowed between Monday and Friday only. Inter-District movement of vehicles is allowed with 50 percent capacity."

"City buses are allowed subject to maintenance of all COVID19 protocols and social distancing and with 50 percent capacity. Public transport is allowed subject to maintenance of all COVID-19 protocols and social distancing with 50 percent capacity," the order stated.

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