The Deputy Commissioner, East Khasi Hills District in an order issued on 14th November 2020 has informed that shops with allotted serial numbers 5,6,1 and 2 will open on 16th, 19th, 25th, and 28th November 2020, shops with allotted serial numbers 3,4,5 and 6 will open on 17th, 20th, 23rd, and 26th November 2020 and shops with allotted serial numbers 1,2, 3 and 4 will open on 18th, 21st, 24th and 27th November 2020 in Khasi market below Jaiaw Taxi stand at Motphran.

The Incident Commander, Magistrates, and Police will regulate the operation of shops and also ensure due to compliance to the advisories of Government in the Health & Family Welfare Department with special and strict reference to social distancing concerning the COVID-19 situation.

The Deputy Commissioner also requested the public to strictly maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet, not to overcrowd in one area or shop, shopkeepers and costumers shall mandatorily wear masks and non-compliance will entail action of closure of the shops concerned, to refrain from spitting in public places and to cooperate with the management made by the District Administration and District Police. (MIPR)



Due to detection of positive COVID-19 cases/high-risk contacts in the house of Rev Nowin Karthak, Church of Assembly of God, Keating Road and in the house of Smti R Basaiawmoit, Riat Laban East near St John, Madan Laban which requires contact tracing, testing and isolation to be effected in the interest of the health of the general public to prevent against any possible spread of COVID-19, the District Magistrate, East Khasi Hills District in orders issued on 14th November 2020 has declared the above-mentioned houses as micro containment areas so as to restrict unregulated entry and exit on the site with effect from 14th November 2020.

           The orders state that no persons are allowed to move into the containment areas and inhabitants within the containment areas shall not move out and shall strictly remain inside their home.

         The concerned Incident Commanders shall supervise and monitor strict compliance of the orders.

Any violation of the orders will entail prosecution under the penal provision of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, and IPC. (MIPR)