The District Magistrate, East Khasi Hills District, Isawanda Laloo has decided to continue the Night Curfew in the entire district from 28th September, 2020 upto 5th October, 2020, only for timings falling between 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM each day.
In her order issued on Sunday, Laloo has decided to extend the night curfew to put in place preventive and mitigation measures so the pandemic of COVID-19 is contained, reduced and eliminated in East Khasi Hills District.
The order will not apply to medical teams and officials on COVID-19 duty, police, security and armed forces, Civil Defence and Home Guard volunteers, wholesale and retail pharmacies, Fire and Emergency service, MeECL, NEEPCO and Power Grid, FCI vehicles, officers and staff of corona care centres, press, print and electronic, Information and Public Relations Department, National Highway and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd, Shillong Municipal Board and Telecom service.
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, without fail.
Movement of vehicles carrying essential goods, security forces, medical equipments and shops for repair of trucks on highways are also exempted. However, drivers and attendants of the vehicles shall be subject to medical screening as per laid down protocols.
However, exemption granted to official and non official emergency and essential services, establishments and agencies shall not extend to the containment areas, except for exemption granted therein.
Curfew passes for timings falling between 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM with effect from 28th September, 2020 upto 5th October, 2020 can be obtained via online application at eastkhasihills.gov.in