The Unlock 3.0 strategy is nothing but the latest guidelines issued by The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) recently for re-installing economic and social activities across the country. Assam too is following these guidelines until fresh guidelines are issued in the coming days.
Here are the highlights:
Night curfew has been removed. However, there is restriction on movement of individuals in the state at night from 6 pm to 6 am on all weekdays.
Gyms, yoga institutes and malls are allowed to operate from 5th of August, from Monday to Friday.
All central and state government offices can operate with 100 percent attendance in Assam (pregnant women can work from home) and employees shall be provided buses to communicate.
The Assam Government has allowed inter-district movement on Monday and Tuesday only. No separate permission/approval/e-permit shall be required.
Restaurants and other hospitality services have been allowed to operate under strict instructions to follow government guidelines on sanitisation and social distancing measures.
Independence Day functions have been allowed subject to mandatory adherence of social distancing norms and health protocols.
The new guidelines have been effective from 1 AugustInternational air travel has been permitted in a limited manner under the Vande Bharat mission.
Cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places of public gathering shall remain closed.
Schools, colleges and coaching institutions to remain closed till August 31, 2020.
Social/ political/ sports/ entertainment/ academic/ cultural/ religious functions and other large congregations are prohibited.
The MHA has also stated that in order to contain the spread of coronavirus, lockdown shall continue to be implemented strictly in the Containment Zones till August 31, 2020.
Wearing of face coverings and maintaining social distancing is mandatory and a fine of Rs 1000 is being implemented for not wearing a mask. Crowding, spitting in public places, consumption of liquor, paan, gutkha, has been strictly prohibited.
Additionally, the Government has urged the heads of the offices or departments to implement the staggering of work/business hours and undergo antigen tests.
Organisations are asked to arrange thermal screenings and frequently sanitize the workplaces.
Weddings with 50 guests and funerals with 20 guests shall also be low-key affairs.