The DC of EKH District issued containment measure prevent the spread of the covid-19 virus

Shillong, Jan 04: In pursuance to the order of Home Political Department, Government of Meghalaya vide No.POL.75/2020/PtI/116 dated 03.01.2022 and No.POL. 75/2020/ PtI/117,  dated 03.01.2022.

In view of the increase in Covid-19 cases in the country due to the highly infectious Omicron variant, And in view of the observed high transmissibility of this particular variant of the virus.

The DC in the containment measure the Deputy Commissioner said  is deemed necessary to take urgent measures to prevent the spread of the covid-19 virus to avoid an overwhelming strain on the health system and to avoid the loss of precious lives.

It is essential to take all possible precautions to prevent another surge in COVID-19 cases that will have a debilitating impact on our economy and put further stress on our health-care systems.

The Deputy Commissioner  Miss Isawanda Laloo, IAS, District Magistrate, East Khasi Hills District, Shillong in exercise of the powers conferred upon me under section 144 Cr. P.C. read together with Regulation 3 of the Meghalaya Epidemic Diseases, COVID–19 Regulations, 2020 do hereby impose the following Containment Measures in East Khasi Hills District with immediate effect.

The Night Curfew  will be promulgated w.e.f 10:00 PM sharp to 5:00 AM daily in East Khasi Hills District, as part of containment measures. There shall be a total ban on movement during this time.

All official, public and political gatherings are hereby prohibited. Weddings are permitted at 50% of the capacity in an enclosed space and maximum of 100 persons for unenclosed/open space, not exceeding 100 persons in either case.

Any wedding for which permission has already been granted by this office will adhere to this limit. Wedding ceremonies in religious places of worship will be as per order from the Government of Meghalaya vide No.POL.75/2020/Pt.I/115 dated 26.11.2021.

Prior permission is required from the undersigned for fresh applications. It is strongly advised that all attendees should be fully vaccinated. 4. Gatherings for which permission has already been granted by this office will be reviewed on case to case basis and may await this office permission.

Private transport within East Khasi Hills may ply on Odd-Even number basis with those registration numbers ending in odd number to ply on Monday and those ending in even number to ply on Tuesday and to follow the odd-even sequence thereafter. However, on Sundays the restriction on Odd Even rule shall not apply.

Exemptions only on genuine and urgent basis will be granted which will be regulated vide separate orders. All SOPs are to be strictly followed in the vehicle. 6. Wearing of masks as per this office order No.C&S.2/CVD/2021/ORD/305 dated 03.01.2022 is mandatory. Anyone found without a mask is liable to be fined.

The Exemptions from Curfew and Movement Restrictions are, Health services including emergency services and vaccination. Medicines   and  Pharmaceuticals.   Movement  of essential goods. Movement for medical emergencies.  Persons travelling on Essential Government duty viz., a. Medical Teams and officials on COVID-19 Duty.

Police, Security and Armed Forces c. Civil Defence and Home Guards. d. Fire and  Emergency Services. Electricity. Water Supply.  Municipal Services. Public Distribution System. Information and Public Relations. Telecommunication services. Print  Electronic Media.

NARI/ 1917iTEAMS. Petrol pumps. LPG Distributors.  Essential Veterinary services including feed and fodder movement for livestock for farmers. In view of the urgency of the matter this Order has been made ex parte. Given under my hand and seal this the 4 th of January, 2022.

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