Due to the detection of positive COVlD-19 cases in five new locations, the district magistrate, East Khasi Hills has placed them under containment zone with immediate effect to contain the further spread of COVID-19.
These areas are Nongsohphoh, Upper Mawprem, Block II, Golflink Khliehshnong, house of Smti Gentina Lyngdoh, Golflink Mawpun, Maxwelton estate starting from Harrison bridge from right side road going to Riblong up to Meghna Marak building opposite Arts and Culture building, left side Captain Clifford road upto J N Bawri house and Mawpat Block I & III.
There has been recent high risk and low risk contact with COVID-19 positive cases making them as vulnerable and affected areas requiring aggressive contact tracing, quarantine, testing and isolation as well as containment in the interest of the health of the general public against any possible spread of COVID-19.
The District Magistrate, East Khasi Hills District restricted unregulated entry and exit movement on site.
The order states that no person and public are allowed to move into these containment areas and inhabitants within the containment areas also not allowed to move out, besides, all inhabitants within the containment areas must strictly remain inside their homes.
Gatherings, events, functions whatsoever of any nature and forms including social, political, religious, economic activities are not allowed.
All shopping establishments shall be closed immediately and supply of essential and medical requirements for purchase will be ensured through various teams formed by the District Administration.
All Government and private institutions located within the boundary of the containment area to close forthwith, till further orders.
According to the order, the concerned Incident Commanders will be the Supervising Officers of these Containment areas.
The order, however, will not apply to health workers and essential workers of Shillong Municipal Board, press including electronic and print media and petrol pump.
The order also states that any violation of the order will entail prosecution under the penal provision of Disaster Management Act, 2005 and IPC.