Shillong: In view of the prevailing situation concerning COVID-19 in Meghalaya and in order to put in place preventive and mitigation measures to contain, reduce and eliminate of COVID-19 in East Khasi Hills District, the District Magistrate, East Khasi Hills District has extended night curfew in the district from February 8, February 14 from 11.00pm to 5.00 am each day, said a press release.
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 will have to 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 will be subject to medical screening as per laid down protocols.
Curfew passes may be obtained online @ eastkhasihills.gov.in, the release added.