GUWAHATI, July 20 - At the end of another round of 21-day-long lockdown on Monday, Guwahati tried to limp back to normalcy with most of the shops and business entities starting their operation across the city.
Notably, by taking Paltanbazar as the nodal point, on Sunday the Kamrup (Metro) district administration during a meeting with trade bodies instructed to open the shops located on the right side of the road from Paltan Bazar to Khanapara, Jalukbari to Noonmati, Jalukbari to VIP Road, Six Mile to Narengi and Six Mile to Panjabari. On Tuesday, shops located on the left hand side of the road in these areas will be allowed to open.
In another order, issued late on Sunday evening, the district administration stated that shops and establishments shall be allowed to open in the city with 50 per cent employees and there is no compulsion on carry the COVID-19 test results immediately.
The Health Department will also conduct random sampling for the COVID-19 test for the employees and owners of shops and business establishments. District administration also appealed the business community to facilitate the testing of their employees at the COVID counselling centre set up by the Health Department in every municipal ward area of the city.
On Monday, all roads in the city witnessed heavy traffic congestion. Moreover, footfall of customers in every shop or business establishment was also good as most of the people coming out to purchase their essential items.