Shillong(Meghalaya), Oct 30 : The District Magistrate, East Khasi Hills District in an order issued today has extended night curfew in East Khasi Hills District with effect from Oct 31 upto Nov 7 only for timings falling between 10:00 PM to 5:00 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 Highway and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd., Shillong Municipal Board and telecom service.
These services shall strictly comply with all the 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.
Movement of vehicles carrying essential goods, security forces, medical equipments and shops for repair of trucks on highways are also exempted. However, drivers and attendants of the vehicles shall be subject to medical screening as per laid down protocols.
However, exemption granted to official and non official emergency and essential services, establishments and agencies shall not extend to containment areas.
Curfew passes for timings falling between 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM with effect from 31st October, 2020 upto 7th November, 2020 can be obtained via online application at eastkhasihills.gov.in. (MIPR)