Guwahati ( Assam), May 15 : The surge in Covid -19 cases in the state continues with 5347 new cases detected in the last 24 hours .
Among the new cases , 1012 cases were reported from Kamrup ( Metro).
The overall positivity percentage was 8.26% and recovery rate was 85.39%.
On Saturday , 63 more Covid patients succumbed to their infections.
Meanwhile , the government has decided that all the shops and commercial establishments across the state would close at 11 AM with effect from Sunday .
An order, issued by the chief secretary Jishnu Barua said: “In continuation of the order of even number dated 12th May, 2021 and in exercise of the powers, conferred under Section 22(2) (h) of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, the undersigned, in his capacity as chairperson, State Executive Committee of the State Disaster Management Authority, Assam, hereby issues the following directives which shall come into force with effect from 5 AM of May 16, 2021 until further orders”.
1. All shops and commercial establishments shall shut down at 11 AM on all days.
2 All vehicles other than government vehicles and those exempted vide Order No. ASDMA.2412020/R-21250 dated May 13, 2021 will be allowed to ply in accordance with an odd- even formula to be decided by the jurisdictional District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) between 5 AM to 12 noon.
3 . Restriction shall not apply to personal vehicles used for medical emergencies.
4 : Total ban on movement of individuals from 12 noon to 5 AM daily, except for exemptions specified in Order No. ASDNIA.24/20201R-2/250 dated May 13, 2021.
5 . Other restrictions as notified vide Order Na. ASDMA.24/2020/Pt-2/241 dated May 12, 2021 and clarifications issued vide Order No. AMMA.24/20201Pt-2/250 dated May 13, 2021 shall continue except the modification of timing as above.
Summary of 15/5/2021
Today’s Total 5347
Overall Positivity Percentage (5347 cases out of 64701 test done = 8.26%)
Recovery Rate 85.39%
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) May 15, 2021