Due to the detection of positive COVlD-19 cases in four households, the District Magistrate, East Khasi Hills District has placed these houses as containment areas to contain the spread of COVID-19.
These houses include the house of Mandalyn Lyngdoh Mawnai and Albinia Lyngdoh Mawnai at Malki Chinapatty, the house of Martian Mawthoh at Riat Bharat, Malki Nongshiliang and the house of Pynhunlang Lyngdoh of Lower Lummawrie.
“There has been a recent high risk contacts and low risk contact with COVID-19 positive cases and because vulnerable and affected areas require 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 order said.
The District Magistrate, East Khasi Hills restrict 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 Commander will be the Supervising Officer 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, petrol pumps and LPG delivery workforce.
Any violation of the order will entail prosecution under the penal provision of Disaster Management Act, 2005 and IPC.