GUWAHATI, June 7 - Ninety two new cases took the COVID-19 tally in the State to 2565 on Sunday. During the day, 27 cured patients were also discharged from different hospitals after they tested negative for COVID-19 twice.
Meanwhile, in line with the State government guidelines, some restricted activities will be allowed from Monday but with strict compliance of social distancing, hygiene and other health protocols directed by Ministry of Home Affairs.
Places of worship can open for public from June 8 subject to gathering of maximum 20 persons per hour. However, if any religious place has only a small area, the management committee of such religious institution will have to downsize the number of attendees accordingly.
All religious institutions have been asked to issue disposable paper tokens to regulate number of visitors per hour and ensure safe disposal of tokens before entering the religious places.
The Sodou Asom Devalaya Sangha has appealed to the temple committees and public of the State to follow the guidelines issued by the government. The Sangha also thanked the government for providing permission to open the worship places as the incomes of several people are associated with it.
The Kamakhya Temple will, however, remain closed till June 30, according to a decision taken by the temple authorities.
Hotels, restaurants and other hospitality services can open from Monday maintaining social distancing with 50 per cent of total capacity at a time.
Shopping malls also can open from June 8 maintaining social distancing. Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs) to be followed while reopening have been issued to all the establishments.
However, movement of individuals will remain strictly prohibited between 9.00 pm to 5.00 am throughout the State, except for essential activities.
Persons above 65 years of age, persons with co-morbidities, pregnant women, and children below the age of 10 years have been advised to stay at home, except for essential and health purposes.
The other restrictions will continue to be in force.
Cinema halls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars and auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places will remain closed.
Social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural, religious functions and other large congregations will not be allowed.
No activity will be permitted in containment zones.