In view of the prevailing situation concerning Covid-19 in the State, the District Magistrate, East Khasi Hills in an order issued today has promulgated night curfew in East Khasi Hills District with effect from September 21 to 28 for timings falling between 9 pm to 5 am each day.
The order will not apply to security forces, medical teams and officials on Covid duty, wholesale and retail pharmacies, police and armed force, 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 and National Highway and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd.
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 the Health and Family Welfare Department.
Movement of vehicles carrying essential goods, security forces, medical equipments and shops for repair of trucks on highways is also exempted from the curfew order. However, drivers and attendants of the vehicles shall be subject to medical screening as per laid down protocols.
Exemption granted to official and non official emergency and essential services, establishments and agencies shall not extend to containment areas declared except for exemption granted in orders.
Curfew passes for timings falling between 9 pm to 5 am with effect from September 21 to 28 can be obtained via online application at eastkhasihills.gov.in.