With Covid-19 numbers increasing in East Khasi Hills almost every day, the Deputy Commissioner has reiterated the need to maintain Covid-19 protocols, especially in marketplaces.
In an advisory today, the DC said that masks should be worn at all times, with those not adhering to this rule liable to face a fine. Maintaining physical distance, limiting numbers of customers in shops and frequent washing of hands was also mentioned.
“Numbers of positive [Covid-19] cases have gone up in all states across the country in the last couple of weeks. Some states have imposed a lockdown. Therefore, in order to prevent an increase in the number of cases in Shillong and the state as a whole, all citizens are requested to strictly adhere to all the required protocols,” the advisory stated.
If the situation is so serious, many netizens on the Highland Post Facebook page questioned why schools thus remain open and why taxis are not restricted in the number of passengers they can carry.
It was also pointed out that photos from election campaign rallies in Garo Hills, ahead of next week’s Garo Hills Autonomous District Council polls, clearly show that no physical distancing or wearing of masks is practised there.