As Covid-19 positive cases continue to surge, the District Magistrate, East Khasi Hills District on Saturday has extended the night curfew in entire East Khasi Hills District from 31st August, 2020 upto 7th September, 2020, only for timings falling between 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM each day.
In order to curb the spread of dreaded coronavirus, the District Magistrate issued the order to extend the night curfew and to identify and take more stringent steps in East Khasi Hills District.
The District Magistrate also informed that the order will not apply to Security Forces, Medical Teams on duty, Wholesale and Retail Pharmacies, Police and Armed Forces, Fire and Emergency Service, MeECL, NEEPCO and Power Grid, Food and Civil Supplies Department, FCI, PWD, PHE, Shillong Municipal Board, Postal Service, Telecom, Communications and IT Services, Press, Print and Electronic Media, Petrol Pumps including Indian Oil Corporation, essential services including Health Services, hospitals, clinics, dispensaries, veterinary clinics, labs, online/home food delivery.
Notably, home delivery of food shall be exempted only upto 10:00 PM. Authorized workshops and designated spare parts dealerships of Health & Family Welfare Department, Government of Meghalaya, officials on duty, officers and staff of Corona Care Centres, Information & Public Relations Department and National Highway & Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (NHIDCL).
As per the orders, 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.
Similarly, movement of vehicles carrying essential goods, security forces, medical equipments and shops for repair of trucks on highways are also exempted but the drivers and attendants of the vehicles will be screened.thoroughly.
According to official reports, exemption granted to official and non-official emergency/essential services, establishments and agencies will not extend to the declared containment areas.
It is to be mentioned that curfew passes for timings falling between 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM with effect from 31st August, 2020 upto 7th September, 2020 can be obtained via online application at their official website(eastkhasihills.gov.in).
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