Shillong: With the view to regulate operation of Iewduh, the Deputy Commissioner, East Khasi Hills District in an order issued on 13th September, 2020 has informed that 1245 numbers of shops in Iewduh will open three times a week whereby 623 shops will open per day with effect from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM strictly as per the regulated arrangements to be made by the Syiem of Hima Mylliem and operation of shops shall strictly adhere to the prescribed SOPs of the Government and mandatory compliance to all the advisories of the Health and Family Welfare Department, without fail.
The order states that the Syiem of Hima Mylliem must ensure due compliance by the shop owner to the norms, protocols and advisories of the Government in the Health and Family Welfare Department with special and strict reference to social distancing concerning to COVID-19 situation.
In addition, the shopkeepers and customers must strictly maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet, not to overcrowd in one area or shop, to wear mask, refrain from spitting in public places, follow respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene. Shop owner must provide hand sanitizers at the entry and exit of the shop, frequent sanitization of the shop, to cooperate with management made by the Syiem of Hima Mylliem and District Police and to ensure compulsory compliance to the conditions in prohibitory and night curfew orders issued on 13th September, 2020 which are promulgated under Section 144 CrPC.
Violation of any or all the norms and protocols will entail legal action and closure of the shops. (MIPR)