Putting all speculations to rest, Assam Chief Secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna said that the State Government is yet to take a call on relaxing the ongoing lockdown like reopening shops, beauty parlours and so on.
Krishan said that a final decision will be taken by the Assam government on April 27th, 2020 only after thoroughly examining the COVID-19 crisis situation.
“State government will take a view on this on Monday after watching the situation for two days,” tweeted Krishna.
Assam ADGP (Law and order) G P Singh also urged the citizens to wait for an official notification on the opening of shops.
It may be mentioned that the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), in its latest order, permitted the shops providing non-essential goods and services to open from April 25th, 2020 onwards.
The registered neighbourhood and stand-alone shops have been permitted to open amid the coronavirus lockdown.
However, shops in market complexes, except those within the limits of municipal corporations and municipalities, would be allowed to open. Shops in single and multi-brand malls would also not be allowed to open anywhere.
The shops have been directed to work with 50 per cent workers and follow mandatory precautions like wearing masks and social distancing norms during the ongoing lockdown against coronavirus.