The District Magistrate  extended night curfew in East Khasi Hills District 

Shillong, May 8: The District Magistrate, East Khasi Hills District in an Order issued on 8th May, 2021 under section 144 CrPC read together with Regulation 3 of the Meghalaya Epidemic Diseases, COVID-19 Regulations, 2020 has extended the Curfew in East Khasi Hills District with effect from 5:00 AM of 10th May, 2021 till 5:00 AM of 17th May, 2021.

The order states that no vehicular movement is permitted except for essential services including Health Services, inter-district movement of persons from and to East Khasi Hills District is restricted.

All major markets in East Khasi Hills including Shillong shall remain closed. Essential goods will be made available through shops in the localities as per arrangement to be made by the Incident Commanders and Block Development Officers Or Sub-Divisional Officers (Civil) alongwith the Headmen Or CCMT.

Wholesale shops will be permitted and regulated as per order issued earlier. Banks and Post office are permitted to open with limited staff and private offices shall remain closed.

Restaurants, cafes and food delivery services are permitted only for home delivery services subject to due permission from the office of the District Magistrate, East Khasi Hills. These include kitchens, providing food for quarantine centres, persons on COVID-19 duty and families or persons under home isolation as per order issued earlier.

E-commerce and other home delivery services are permitted, subject to due permission and strictly as per regulation of the office of the District Magistrate, East Khasi Hills. Bars, takeaway counters and liquor delivery services shall remain closed.

In-situ construction works that do not involve movement of labour are permitted with due intimation to the office of the District Magistrate, East Khasi Hills or Block Development Officers concerned. Weddings already permitted may be held but restricted to family members and not exceeding 15 persons.

No new permission shall be granted during the Lockdown period. Funeral gathering to be restricted to 15 persons with prior permission and strict adherence to protocols.

Further the order states that Health services including Vaccination, essential services viz. FCI, Electricity, Water supply, Security, Police and Armed Forces, Municipal services, Fire & Emergency services, National Informatics Centre and Telecommunication services, movement of essential goods, Print & Electronic Media.

Farming activities in rural areas, MGNREGA activities in rural areas, NARI/1917iTEAMS, officers and staff of Corona Care Centre, all officials on COVID-19 duty, Shillong Municipal Board essential services, Shillong Cantonment Board essential services, Pharmacies.

LPG distributors, petrol pumps, all Directorates under Directorate of Health Services, Directorate of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Directorate of Information & Public Relations and office of the Director General of Police are exempted from the purview of the Curfew.

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