Due to detection of positive COVID-19 cases/high risk contacts in the house of Joginder Singh, tenant of Mohan Veer Kaur, AGYA Cottage, near Meghalaya Guardian office, Lower Lachumiere which requires contact tracing, testing and isolation to be effected in the interest of health of general public to prevent against any possible spread of COVID-19, the District Magistrate, East Khasi Hills District in an order issued on 9th October, 2020 has declared the above mentioned house as a micro containment area with effect from 9th October, 2020 so as to restrict unregulated entry and exit on the site.
The order states that no persons are allowed to move into the containment area and inhabitants within the containment area shall not move out and shall strictly remain inside their homes. The Incident Commander, Zone-I shall supervise and monitor strict compliance of the order.
Any violation of the order will entail prosecution under the penal provision of Disaster Management Act, 2005 and IPC.
Based on the contact tracing status and testing of the high risk contacts and the reports received thereof and in supersession of orders issued on 01st and 23rd September, 2020 and in exercise of the powers under the Meghalaya Epidemic Diseases, COVID-19 Regulations, 2020 and Amendments thereof, the District Magistrate, East Khasi Hills District in orders issued on 9th October, 2020 has lifted the containment of the First Floor of Building of Smti Shanta Uriah, Streemlet Road, Laban and the compound of Dr. L.L. Sawian of Block IV, Nongrimbah, Laitumkhrah, Shillong with effect from 9th October, 2020.