Vaccination status of the driver should be clearly indicated in the vehicle as per order: DC

Shillong, June 26: In pursuance to the order of Home (Political) Department, Government of Meghalaya videNo.POL.75/2020/PtI/104 dated 25th June, 2021 and in continuation to this office order No.C&S.3/2009/PT.III/115, Dated Shillong, the 19th June, 2021 and whereas it is observed that the number of COVID-19 cases in the district is still very high and that the positivity rate is above 10%.

Therefore, in order to safeguard the district from an uncontrollable surge in COVID-19 cases, Miss Isawanda Laloo, IAS, District Magistrate, East Khasi Hills District, Shillong in exercise of the powers conferred upon 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 effect from today 26th June, 2021 till further orders.

NIGHT CURFEW will be promulgated under Section 144 CrPC w.e.f 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM daily in East Khasi Hills District and there shall be total ban on movement during this time. Any unauthorized movement during curfew hours will be met with penalties.

Political, public, social and religious gatherings including conferences, meetings & trainings, weddings and sporting activities are not permitted.

Inter-District movement as well as movement to and from Shillong Urban Agglomeration is not permitted without valid passes except for restricted public transportation as indicated. Private vehicles plying without passes will be liable for strict penalties.

Public Transport in East Khasi Hills will be permitted at 20% for urban and 30 % for rural areas and will be regulated as per this office order No.C&S.2/CVD/2021/ORD/160 dated 26th June, 2021. Only vehicles permitted to ply on the said day will ply. Vaccination status of the driver should be clearly indicated in the vehicle as per order No.C&S.2/CVD/2021/ORD/159 dated 24th June, 2021.

Opening of essential and non essential commercial establishments, shops, malls, other economic activities is permitted and will be regulated as per this office order No.C&S.2/CVD/2021/ORD/162 dated 26th June, 2021. All shops are required to indicate vaccination status of their staff in the shop premises.

In-Situ construction activities in East Khasi Hills are permitted with due permission from this office and the Sub Divisional Officers (C)/Block Development Officers concerned. However, other construction activities requiring movement of skilled manpower or labourers will be permitted only upon due application and permission from this office.

Home delivery, Takeaway services, e-commerce activities and courier services are permitted and will be regulated via order No.C&S.2/CVD/2021/ORD/163 dated 26th June, 2021.

Only Central Government offices as notified by Home (Political) Department and State Government offices as notified by Personnel & A.R (A) Department are permitted to open.

All Banks and Post offices are permitted to open with limited staff. Banks shall close by 4:00 PM and Post offices shall close by 2:00 PM.

Funeral gatherings should be restricted to 10 persons only, with prior permission from this office. Agricultural activities and MGNREGA activities are permitted. International border trade will be regulated by the Sub Divisional Officers (C) concerned with approval by the undersigned through a separate order.

Private offices, educational institutions required to open for emergent official works only may apply to this office and permission will be granted on a case-to-case basis.

Number of cases will be under close watch for the next one week and in the event that is no respite or any upward trend in cases, more restrictions will be enforced.

The activities that were under exemptions, Health services including emergency services and vaccination. Person(s) moving for vaccination should be able to produce proof of COWIN registration and slot booking.

Medicines and Pharmaceuticals, Movement of essential goods, Movement for medical emergencies. Persons travelling on Essential Government duty viz., Medical Teams and officials on COVID-19 Duty, Police, Security and Armed Forces, ivil Defence and Home Guards. Fire & Emergency Services, Electricity, Water Supply, Municipal Services, ublic Distribution System, Information and Public Relations, Telecommunication services.

Print and 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 today by the Deputy Commissioner the 26th of June, 2021.


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