Assam govt has relaxed certain lockdown norms in Kamrup (Metro) district Credit: Representational Image

Guwahati: For the week starting from July 5 to 12, the Assam government has imposed certain relaxations on the ongoing 14-day total lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Kamrup (Metro) district by strictly following the prescribed protocols.

In a new notification, the state government has said that grocery shops will now be allowed to operate between 11 am and 4 pm on Monday and Wednesday (July 6 and 8). However, the district administration will issue required directives to ensure only 20% of all shops are allowed to open on any given day.

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Whole-sellers of grocery items will be allowed to replenish stocks of retailers on Sunday, July 5, and Tuesday, July 7, between 3 pm and 6 pm. No retail sale will be allowed in this period, it said.

Activities relating to essential items supply from and to FCI establishments shall be allowed to operate.

House-to-house sale of fruits and vegetables shall be allowed between 8 am and 2 pm on Monday and Wednesday (July 6 and 8).

Activities like wholesale distribution of medicines and medical equipment shall be allowed between 10 am and 3 pm on Monday and Wednesday (July 6 and 8).

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The Assam government order

Veterinary clinics, veterinary medicine shops are allowed to operate on all days between 10 am., and 4 pm. Feed shops are allowed to operate on Monday, July 6, and Wednesday, July 8.

E-commerce distribution of activities are allowed between 11 am ., and 4 pm., on Friday, July 10.

Post offices and LIC offices are allowed to operate with only 10% of total employee strength and only 10% of total branches.

“No roadside vending of any fruit, vegetable, fish, etc, will be allowed,” the notification added.

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