Guwahati: Keeping in mind the rising cases of coronavirus in the state, the East Khasi Hills district administration on Sunday (August 23) extended the night curfew in the district till August 31.
Notably, the state's capital city of Shillong falls under East Khasi Hills district of the state. The night curfew will be in force from 9 PM till 5 AM every day.
However, the vehicles engaged in emergency services and state and central government officials concerned are exempted from the purview of the night curfew, but the drivers and helpers of such vehicles will be screened.
Issuing the guideline, the East Khasi Hills district administration headed by Deputy Commissioner War Nongbri said that the safety norms will have to be ensured while performing emergency duties. Moreover, the exemption granted to emergency services will not be extended to containment zones.
The curfew passes for timings falling between 9 PM to 5 AM with effect from August 24 up to August 31 can be obtained via an online application from the official website (eastkhasihills.gov.in).
The Eest Khasi Hills has reported the highest number of cases in COVID-19 cases in Meghalaya, which is witnessing a steady and alarming rise in the number of coronavirus cases.
Owing to the continuing surge in the number of coronavirus cases in Meghalaya, the district administration of the West Jaintia Hills district has extended the night curfew from 9:00 pm to 5:00 am each day until further orders. The DC's order came into effect on August 21.
As per the order undersigned by Deputy Commissioner Garod L.S.N. Dykes, the Order has been "put in place the preventive measure, mitigation measures and to take more stringent steps so the pandemic of COVID-19 is contained, reduced and eliminated in West Jaintia Hills District by way of rigorous contact tracing, testing, quarantine, isolation and ensuring strict observation of the protocols and Advisories issued by the Government of Meghalaya."