Shillong (Meghalaya) ,Sept 13 : 1 more Covid death was reported in Shillong on Sunday taking the death toll to 26.
According to information available , a 70 -year old patient identified as Peter Kharkongor hailing from Wahthapbroo locality was rushed to the Nazareth Hospitial this morning and the doctors declared him brought dead . Subsequently , after a rapid antigen test the patient was detected Covid positive .
Meanwhile , 109 new Covid cases were detected in the state today taking the total number of active cases to 1,623 .
Among the new cases detected on Sunday , 85 are from East Khasi Hills ( 25 from Armed Forces and 58 general public), West Garo Hills reported 13 new cases ( 10 from Armed Forces and 3 general public ), Ri Bhoi District reported 9 new cases ( 3 from Armed Forces & 6 general public ) and East Jaintia Hills District reported 2 new cases all from general public .
A total of 55 patients were discharged today after recovery .
In view of the prevailing situation concerning COVID-19 in the state, the District Magistrate, East Khasi Hills District in an order issued today under Section 144 CrPC read together with Regulation 3 of the Meghalaya Epidemic Diseases, COVID-19 Regulations, 2020 has promulgated night curfew in East Khasi Hills District with effect from Monday the 14th September, upto 21st September, 2020, only for timings falling between 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM each day.
The DC has also prohibited any assembly or gathering without due permission, operation of unregulated major markets and unregulated shopping complexes, Border Haats and markets located in the inter-state borders in all of East Khasi Hills District including Shillong Urban Agglomeration, Sohra and Pynursla Civil Sub-Divisions and C&RD Blocks with effect from Monday the 14th September, 2020 upto 21st September, 2020 only for timings falling between 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM each day.
With the view to regulate operation of the citys biggest market at Iewduh , The DC in an another order issued today has informed that 1245 numbers of shops in Iewduh will open three times a week whereby 623 shops will open per day with effect from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM strictly as per the regulated arrangements to be made by the Syiem of Hima Mylliem and operation of shops shall strictly adhere to the prescribed SOPs of the Government and mandatory compliance to all the advisories of the Health and Family Welfare Department, without fail.
The order states that the Syiem of Hima Mylliem must ensure due compliance by the shop owner to the norms, protocols and advisories of the Government in the Health and Family Welfare Department with special and strict reference to social distancing concerning to COVID-19 situation.