WILLIAMNAGAR: In view of the prevailing situation concerning COVID-19 in Meghalaya, East Garo Hills District Magistrate, Swapnil Tembe has issued an order under Section 144 of the CrPC directing the schools, colleges, coaching institutions and other educational institutions in the district to remain closed with effect from May 1 to 10. The order however, allowed the ongoing MBOSE examinations to continue by strictly following the COVID-19 protocols.
According to the order, all shops and commercial establishments will close at 7 pm during these days across the district. Operation of weekly markets will be restricted to only agricultural items, vegetables and fruits. The places of worship will remain closed except for wedding ceremony with prior permission from the District Magistrate.
The political, public, social and religious gathering including conference, meetings and training, entry of tourists from outside the State also are not permitted.
The order also said that the night curfew from 10 pm to 5 am will not be applicable to the movement of security forces, medical teams and other emergency services including goods transport and inter-State transport.