In view of the prevailing situation due to COVID-19 pandemic, East Khasi Hills district magistrate Matsiewdor War Nongbri has further extended the night curfew in the entire district from 9am to 5am of June 30 to July 6.
In her order issued on Monday, Nongbri said the decision was to put in place preventive and mitigation measures, to identify and take more stringent steps so that the pandemic is contained, reduced and eliminated in the district by way of ensuring observance of strict protocols.
The district magistrate said 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 and online/home food delivery.
However, home delivery of food shall be exempted only upto 10 pm.
The order will also not apply to authorized workshops and designated spare parts dealerships of Health & Family Welfare Department and Government officials on duty.
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.
Curfew passes can be obtained via online application at www.eastkhasihills.gov.in.