Restrictions have been imposed till January 10 Credit: Representational image

Guwahati: In a bid to deter large gatherings during the festive season, Assam government has imposed restrictions through Christmas and New Year, until January 10.

An order issued by Chief Secretary Jishnu Barua said that large gatherings without proper protocols run the risk of spreading COVID-19. “This may pose difficulty in contact tracing and thereby, adversely affecting containment of the spread of COVID-19.”

From December 25 to January 10, the following restrictions are in place –

1. No gathering in excess of 50 persons shall be organized during the period of this order.

2. In any given enclosed space, whether private or public, the total number of attendees shall in any case not exceed 50% of the capacity of such space.

3. In case of outdoor events, the gathering shall be restricted to ensure physical distancing being maintained at all times.

4. Any or all religious festivities are encouraged to be conducted, preferably inside homes.

5. Where religious functions are required to be observed in places of public gathering, adequate social distancing and all other protocols of Covid management are to be followed strictly.

6. Organizers should ensure universal usgae of masks, hand sanitization and mandatory test of staff for COVID-19.

7. District Magistrate, Superintendent of Police (Commissioner of Police, in case of Kamrup-M) of all districts shall ensure strict compliance of these orders.

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