Shillong, September 13, 2020: In view of the prevailing situation concerning COVID-19 in the state, and in order to put in place preventive and mitigation measures so the pandemic of COVID-19 is contained, reduced and eliminated in East Khasi Hills District and Meghalaya, the District Magistrate, East Khasi Hills District in an order issued on 13th September, 2020 under Section 144 CrPC read together with Regulation 3 of the Meghalaya Epidemic Diseases, COVID-19 Regulations, 2020 has promulgated night curfew in East Khasi Hills District with effect from 14th September, 2020 upto 21st September, 2020, only for timings falling between 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM each day.
The order will not apply to security forces, medical teams and officials on COVID-19 duty, wholesale and retail pharmacies, police and armed forces, Fire and Emergency Service, MeECL, NEEPCO and Power Grid, FCI vehicles, officers and staff of Corona Care Centres, Information and Public Relations Department and National Highway and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd.
These services shall strictly comply with all protocols and procedures including social distancing, limiting of field staff to the barest minimum and other advisories of Government in the Health and Family Welfare Department, without fail.
Movement of vehicles carrying essential goods, security forces, medical equipments and shops for repair of trucks on highways are also exempted. However, drivers and attendants of the vehicles shall be subject to medical screening as per laid down protocols.
However, exemption granted to official and non official emergency and essential services, establishments and agencies above will not extend to the containment areas.
Curfew passes for timings falling between 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM with effect from 14th September, 2020 upto 21st September, 2020 can be obtained via online application at www.eastkhasihills.gov.in. (MIPR)