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Covid-19: Night curfew imposed in Meghalaya’s East Khasi Hills Covid-19
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Covid-19: Night curfew imposed in Meghalaya’s East Khasi Hills

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 23 Nov 2020, 11:44 am

Shillong/IBNS: In a bid to contain the spread of Covid-19 in Meghalaya’s East Khasi Hills district, the District Magistrate of East Khasi Hills district has issued an order to impose night curfew in East Khasi Hills district.

The night curfew will be imposed effective from Nov 23 upto Nov 30 only for timings falling between 11:00 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 Highways & 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 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.