Assam Imposes Night Curfew Amid Omicron Threat


Dispur: In view of the fear of the Omicron variant of coronavirus, the Assam government decided to re-impose a night curfew from Sunday.

However, the same would not be in force on the night of December 31 for the New Year celebrations, the state government said.

A new SOP issued by Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) on Saturday said the night curfew would be in force between 11.30 pm and 6 am and would be effective from Sunday night.

“All workplaces, business/commercial establishments, dine-in restaurants, hotels, dhabas and other eateries, the takeaway of food items from restaurants/dhabas and other eateries, opening sale counters, showrooms, etc, of cold storages and warehouses, shops dealing with groceries, fruits and vegetables, dairy and milk booths, will remain open till 10.30 pm,” the ASDMA said in a statement.

Hours before the new SOP was released, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma told reporters that the curfew would be relaxed on the night of December 31 in order to allow people to celebrate and welcome the new year without any restriction.

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