Assam Government on April 20 ordered closure of market places, supermarkets, shops in malls and weekly markets by 6 pm.
However, it has allowed take-away and home delivery of restaurant food and essential items after 6 PM.
The additional COVID-19 SOP issued by Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) on Wednesday stated,
• Restaurants, Dhabas, and other eateries can entertain dine-in guests only up to 6.00 pm. However, take away/home delivery is allowed upto the usual time of closure as per local regulations.
• Delivery of essential goods through e-Commerce may continue after 6.00 pm.
• Cold storage and warehouses may continue beyond 6.00 pm. However, sale counters, showrooms, etc. attached to these warehouses or cold storages shall close after 6.00 pm.
• Pharmacies, Hospitals, Animal Care Centres, and Veterinary Clinics may operate without restrictions being providers of essential and emergency services.
Additional SOPs to be followed with immediate effect till April 30th, 2021
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The order also states that restaurants operating within a hotel or resort are permitted to allow outside guests up to 6 pm only.
However, in-house guests of the hotel or resort may be allowed to dine in up to the usual time of operation.