The Assam government to further strengthen the containment of spread of COVID-19 announced stricter guidelines on Saturday imposing a total ban of movement of individuals from 12 noon to 5 am from May 16.
However, the order will not be applicable for individuals working in organisations rendering Essential/Emergency Services, Law Enforcement Services and Election work.
The new directives will be applicable in respect of urban areas and adjacent areas within 5 km radius from the periphery of municipal corporation/ municipal board/ revenue towns and come into force from 5 am on May 16, until further orders.
COVID-19 death toll in Assam surpassed the 2,000-mark with 76 more casualties on Friday, while 4,078 more tested positive for Coronavirus pushing the tally to 3,19,632.
A total of 2,060 people have died due to the infection in the state. Kamrup (Metro) reported the highest number of 20 deaths, followed by six in Dibrugarh, among other districts.