Assam Revises Night Curfew Timings, Imposes Restrictions On Movement
The Assam government on Tuesday advanced the night curfew to 6 pm from the current 8 pm with restrictions imposed on the movement of people at public places from Wednesday, to contain the surge of COVID-19 cases.
Chief Secretary Jishnu Baruah who is also the Chairperson of Assam State Disaster Authority issued the order after reviewing the prevailing COVID-19 situation in the state.
He directed that total restrictions from 6 pm to 5 am be imposed with District Magistrates and Commissioner of Police, Guwahati to issue orders under Cr.PC (Section 144) to the same effect.
The order will come into effect from Wednesday and remain in force till further orders.
Night curfew was imposed on April 27 till May one and on April 30, it was further extended to May seven.
All shops and commercial establishments shall shut down at 2 pm on all days and no meeting/gathering at any open or closed spaces shall be allowed.