• Those not fully vaccinated will be restricted entry in public places from today: CM Sarma

    Digital Desk: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday stated that those individuals who are not fully vaccinated would be restricted from entering public places in Assam. This decision has been taken by chief minister Sarma against the continuing surge of the third wave of Covid-19 in the state. But, CM Sarma said that there is no possibility of lockdown-like restrictions in the state. However, there will be a curfew-like situation for those who are not fully vaccinated and cannot provide their vaccination proof. Therefore, people require vaccination proof before entering public places like courts, restaurants, and market spaces, among other places. "Those not fully vaccinated will not be permitted to enter public places like district courts, hotels, markets, etc. from tomorrow. Assam has no lockdown-like situation yet, but wearing a mask is mandatory," stated CM Sarma. The Assam government has issued a new Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). Under the new SOP, citizens must carry their vaccination certificates to enter public places.  Also Read: Satellite clip captures undersea volcano eruption in Tonga, triggers Tsunami  The new SOP related to fully vaccinated certificates has been issued to ensure that citizen of the state takes both the doses. "Not fully vaccinated people shall not be allowed entry in public places/spaces (except hospitals) w.e.f. January 15, 2022. All people must carry proof of being fully vaccinated while visiting public places/spaces. The owners of public/private establishments shall ensure that only those fully vaccinated entrants are allowed inside. This has to be done carefully by checking their vaccination status," the SOP read. Assam has been witnessing a high increase in Covid-19 cases from the last few weeks. The threat of the new Omicron variant in the state is also prevalent.  The government of Assam has already issued a night curfew in the state, including other all-around regulations to limit the expansion of the positive cases.   

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