In view of the prevailing situation concerning COVID-19 in the state and to put in place preventive and mitigation measures so the pandemic of COVID-19 is contained, reduced, and eliminated in East Khasi Hills District and Meghalaya, the District Magistrate, East Khasi Hills District in an order issued on 18th October 2020 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 19th October 2020 up to 26th October 2020, only for timings falling between 9:00 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 and National Highway and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd., Shillong Municipal Board and telecom service.
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 Government in the Health and Family Welfare Department, without fail.
Movement of vehicles carrying essential goods, security forces, medical equipment, and shops for the 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.
The exemption granted to official and nonofficial emergency and essential services, establishments and agencies shall not extend to containment areas declared.
Curfew passes for timings falling between 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM with effect from 19th October 2020 up to 26th October 2020 can be obtained via online application at eastkhasihills.gov.in. (MIPR)