Shillong: In view of the Prohibitory Order promulgated under Section 144 CrPC in East Khasi Hills District concerning the COVID-19 situation, the Deputy Commissioner, East Khasi Hills District has directed wholesale traders of Cantonment, Mawlong Hat, Paltan Bazar, Madanrting and Happy Valley markets to keep their establishments open for lifting of stocks on 11th May, 2020 from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Lifting of stocks will be for Civil-Sub Divisions and C&RD Blocks of East Khasi Hills District, East and West Jaintia Hills Districts, West and South West Khasi Hills Districts and their respective Civil Sub-Divisions and Ri Bhoi District.
This Order applies to identified retail shops of listed Civil Sub-Divisions and C&RD Blocks in East Khasi Hills District and retail traders duly certified by the Deputy Commissioners of East and West Jaintia Hills, West and South West Khasi Hills and Ri Bhoi Districts only to specifically pick up stocks for sale on days permitted by the respective District Administration.
The Order stated that registered suppliers and retailers of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Department will also open for sale of livestock, poultry and pet feed.
According to the Order, lifting of stocks will be strictly regulated by Executive Magistrates stationed on site and there shall be no crowding and social distancing of 1 metre is to be strictly adhered to.