Night curfew in West Garo Hills district has been extended up to December 22 between 10 pm to 5 am each day in view of the prevailing situation concerning Covid-19.
The order passed by the Deputy Commissioner said the night curfew will not be applicable to medical teams and officials on Covid-19 duty, MeECL, Public Health Engineering & Public Works Department, Police and Armed Forces, Fire and Emergency Services, Civil Defence and Home Guard volunteers, Food and Civil Supply department, PDS Wholesaler/ Dealers & FCI staff, Tura Municipal Board, Telecom, Telegraph Communication & IT Services, NIC, Press, Print & Electronic Media, Wholesale and Retail Pharmacies, National Highway and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (NHIDCL), Telecom Services.
Besides, 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, the order stated.
Movement of vehicles carrying essential goods, security forces, medical equipment and shops for repairs of trucks on highways are exempted from the curfew. However, drivers and attendants of the vehicles shall be subject to medical screening as per laid down protocols.