GUWAHATI, Aug 13 - The State government, as part of the second phase of unlocking, has withdrawn the restrictions of one-side-of-the-street rule and has also reduced the night curfew period meaning that all shops and business establishments can operate between 5 am and 9 pm on weekdays.
However, the weekend lockdown (Saturday and Sunday) will continue to remain in force.
The order issued by Chief Secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna will come into force with effect from August 16 till August 31.
Further, the inter-district movement of passenger vehicles and people have been allowed between Monday and Friday. The inter-district movement of vehicles will be allowed with 50 per cent capacity.
As far as city buses and other modes of public transport are concerned, they will be allowed to ply following COVID-19 protocols and maintaining social distancing with 50 per cent of the total capacity.
However, cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places of public gathering will continue to remain closed.
Any social, political, sports, entertainment, academic or religious function with a gathering of more than 50 persons shall be prohibited.
Meanwhile, representative of the Nagarik Samaj, including MP Ajit Kumar Bhuyan and senior journalist Prasanta Rajguru, today submitted a detailed report and suggestions on COVID-19 to the Chief Secretary.
However, in view of celebration of Independence Day, movement of individuals shall be allowed between 6 am and 5 pm on August 15 subject to maintenance of all COVID-19 protocals, including social distancing, hand hygiene and wearing of face cover in public places at all time.