In view of the prevailing situation concerning Covid-19 in the State and in order to put in place preventive and mitigation measures so the pandemic is contained, reduced and eliminated in East Khasi Hills District and Meghalaya, the District Magistrate, East Khasi Hills District in an order issued today has extended the night curfew in East Khasi Hills District with effect from December 7 to 13 only for timings falling between 11pm to 5 am each day.
The order 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.
Movement of vehicles carrying essential goods, security forces, medical equipments, and shops for repair of trucks on highways is also exempted from the curfew.
However, drivers and attendants of the vehicles shall be subject to medical screening as per laid down protocols.
Curfew passes can be obtained via online application at eastkhasihills.gov.in.