Because to Bohag Bihu and the "uruka" celebrations on Thursday night, the Assam government declared a curfew relaxation on Wednesday.
On January 13, the night curfew will be extended from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m., rather than 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. During the celebrations, however, the government and district administrations have asked that people closely adhere to coronavirus standards.
In response to the new decision, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma stated that the change was acceptable due to people returning to their homes during Uruka night as well as going for early morning shopping during Bihu. However, beginning on January 14, the curfew will be in effect from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Over the last few days, Assam has observed a significant increase in COVID-19 cases. On Tuesday, the number of cases increased by more than 29% in a single day, with the state reporting 2,837 cases. Since June 22, 2021, the number of instances has been at an all-time high.
On Tuesday, the positive rate was 5.69 percent, according to the National Health Mission. Although the new COVID-19 wave is a big worry because of the Omicron form, Assam has only reported two confirmed cases so far.