Shillong: District Magistrate, East Khasi Hills District in an order issued on February 28, 2021 has extended the night curfew in East Khasi Hills District with effect from March 1, 2021 up to March 7, 2021 from 11:00 pm to 5:00 am each day, under Section 144 CrPC read together with Regulation 3 of the Meghalaya Epidemic Diseases, COVID-19 Regulations, 2020
The night curfew will not apply to medical teams and officials on COVID-19 duty, police, security and armed forces, civil defence and home guard volunteers, wholesale and retail pharmacies, fire and emergency service, MeECL, NEEPCO and power grid, FCI vehicles, officers and staff of Corona Care Centres, press, print and electronic, Information and Public Relations Department, National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd, Shillong Municipal Board and Telecom service.
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 equipment and shops for the 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 may be obtained online @ eastkhasihills.gov.in, said a press release.