The Assam Government on Monday released a fresh set of SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

According to the fresh guidelines, curfew in Kamrup-Metro district will continue to remain in force daily from 2 PM till 5 AM. There will be total ban on movement of individuals during this period.

All shops in Kamrup-Metro district will continue to operate till 1 PM every day.

Districts with high positivity rate will be placed under close watch. With Cachar, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Sonitpur and Nagaon showing persistently high numbers, stricter restrictions may be imposed in the following districts if there is no drop in the positivity rate.

“In case the test positivity of COVID-19 in any area reaches 5% or more in case of urban areas and 10% or more in case of rural areas in the last one week, District Magistrate will notify such areas as containment zone and ensure necessary containment measures for COVID-19,” the new SOP read.

Meanwhile, some restrictions have been relaxed in districts where the COVID-19 situation has improved in the last few days.

“In the districts viz. South Salmara, Majuli, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Udalguri, West Karbi Anglong, Dima Hasao and Charaideo where the positive cases are showing less than 400 cumulatively in last 10 days, lockdown like conditions are here by relaxed and movement of individuals will be allowed from 5AM to 5PM daily,” the SOP added.