GUWAHATI: Though the Assam Government ordered closure of market places, super markets, shops in malls and weekly markets by 06:00 PM, it has allowed take away and home delivery of restaurant food and essential items after 06:00 PM.
The Assam State Disaster Management Authority(ASDMA) issued an additional COVID-19 SOP on Wednesday.
The additional SOP stated, “1. Restaurants, Dhabas and other eateries can entertain dine-in guest only up to 6.00 PM. However, take away/ home delivery is allowed upto the usual time of closure as per local regulations.
2. Restaurants operating within a Hotel or Resort can allow outside guests up to 6.00 PM only. However, in-house guests of the Hotel/Resort may be allowed to dine-in up to the usual time of operation.
3. Delivery of essential goodsthrough e-Commerce may continue after 6.00 PM.
4. Cold storages and warehouses may continue beyond 6.00 PM. However, sale counters, showrooms etc. attached to these warehouses or cold storages shallclose after 6.00PM
5. Pharmacies, Hospitals, Animal Care Centres and Veterinary clinics may operate without restrictions being providers of essential and emergency services.”