The administration in East Khasi Hills has extended night curfew in the district in view of the Covid-19 situation prevailing in the country.
In an order issued today, the district administration informed that night curfew in East Khasi Hills district from January 11 to 17 will be in place from 11 pm to 5 am.
However, 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.
Meanwhile, the district administration has prohibited any assembly or gathering without due permission in all of East Khasi Hills district with effect from January 11 to 17 from timings falling between 5 am to 11 pm.
The order also prohibits operation of unregulated markets, operation of swimming pools and similar recreational places.
However, according to the order swimming pools will be allowed to open strictly for water sports activities, training as per standard operating procedure of Sport and Youth Affairs Department.
According to the order of the district administration permission for resumption of contact, non-contact, recreational and competitive sports and training activities, domestic football matches, competitions and tournaments through clubs and associations as per standard operating procedures of Sports and Youth Affairs Department, Government of Meghalaya issued on December 7 and 8, 2020 may be granted after due application to the Office of the District Magistrate, East Khasi Hills and satisfaction of all conditions.
Schools are permitted to open as per notification issued by the Education Department on November 26, 2020.
The district administration has also advised persons above 65 years of age, persons with co-morbidities, pregnant women and children below the age of 10 years to stay at home except for meeting essential requirements and for health purposes.