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Meghalaya Govt Issues Containment Measures, Lockdown from 5:00 AM of 7th June

New Covid-19 Containment directives have been issued by the Meghalaya state government, to be enforced w.e.f June 7, 2021, until further orders.

Meghalaya Govt Issues Containment Measures, Lockdown from 5:00 AM of 7th June

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  5 Jun 2021 1:18 PM GMT

SHILLONG: The Meghalaya government has decided to impose a complete lockdown effective 5:00 AM of 7th June 2021 till 5:00 AM of 14th June 2021.

Whereas, it is observed that the number of COVID-19 cases in the State is still very high and there is a significant spread in rural areas of the State;

Therefore, in order to safeguard the State from an uncontrollable surge i n COVID-19 cases, the following Containment Measures will be enforced in the State w.e.f. 7th June 2021 until further orders:

  1. Lockdown shall be enforced in the entire State from 5:00 AM of 7th June 2021 till 5:00 AM of 14th June 2021.
  2. Political, public, social and religious gatherings are not permitted including conferences, meetings and training
  3. Entry of tourists from outside the State shall not be permitted and all tourist spots shall remain closed.
  4. Inter-State movement of persons shall be restricted. This shall not apply for transit vehicles of Assam / Tripura / Manipur / Mizoram.
  5. The Deputy Commissioners I SDO (Civil) shall make suitable arrangements for the availability of essential commodities in the localities.
  6. Home Delivery Services are permitted subject to prior permission and regulation by the respective Deputy Commissioners / SDO (Civil).
  7. Ecommerce activities and courier services are permitted subject to regulation by the respective Deputy Commissioners / SDO (Civil).
  8. Hardware Stores are permitted to open on a need-basis with the prior permission of the respective Deputy Commissioners / SDO (Civil).
  9. In-situ Construction works for Government Projects that do not involve the movement of labour are permitted with due intimation to the respective Deputy Commissioner / SDO (Civil). In-situ Construction works of Private Projects that do not involve the movement of labour are permitted subject to prior permission and regulation of the Deputy Commissioners / SDO (Civil).
  10. Deputy Commissioners / SDO (Civil) is authorized to permit limited non-essential economic activities on a need basis in Urban Areas.
  11. Deputy Commissioners / SDO (Civil) are authorized to permit limited non-essential economic activities in rural areas on the recommendation of the respective Block Development Officers (BDOs) where the prevalence of active COVID-19 cases is Nil or very low.
  12. International Border Trade shall be regulated by the Deputy Commissioners.
  13. Funeral gathering to be restricted to 10 persons with the prior permission of the respective Deputy Commissioners I SDO (Civil).
  14. Weddings are not permitted.
  15. Sports activities are not permitted.


Exemptions:

  1. Health services including emergency services and vaccination.
  2. Medicines and Pharmaceuticals.
  3. Movement of goods.
  4. Persons travelling on Essential Government Duty viz.,
    1. Medical Teams and officials on COVID-19 Duty
    2. Police, Security and Armed Forces
    3. Civil Defence and Home Guards
    4. Fire and Emergency Services
    5. Electricity
    6. Water Supply
    7. Municipal Services
    8. Public Distribution System
    9. Information and Public Relations
    10. Telecommunication Services
  5. Print & Electronic Media.
  6. NARI / 1917i Teams
  7. Petrol Pumps
  8. LPG Distributors
  9. Farming activities in rural areas (including betel nut and betel leaf) 10. MGNREGA activities in rural areas.
  10. Essential Veterinary services including feed and fodder movement for livestock for farmers.

East Khasi Hills - Other Exemptions:

  1. Central Government offices notified by Home (Political) Department vide Notification No. POL.117/2020/Pt.ll/136, dated 28-05-2021 and those subsequently exempted by the Home (Political) Department shall function with limited staff.
  2. State Government offices notified by Personnel & A.R (A) Department vide Notification No. PER.62/2020/57New #Covid19 Containment directives issued by Govt of Meghalaya, to be enforced w.e.f June, 7, 2021 untill further orders., dated 28-05-2021 and those subsequently permitted by Personnel & A.R
  3. Department shall function with limited staff.
  4. State Bank of India, Main Branch, Laitumkhrah Branch & Secretariat Branch and HDFC Laitumkhrah Branch shall function with limited staff for the purpose of government transactions only.
  5. All other Banks are permitted to open on 7th and 9th June 2021 with limited staff for the purpose of urgent transactions only. They shall close by 4:00 PM.
  6. All Post Offices are permitted to open on 9th, 10th and 11th June, 2021 with limited staff.

Other Districts

  1. Central, State Government offices, Banks and Post Offices shall be regulated by the respective Deputy Commissioners/ SDO (Civil).


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