Meghalaya: West Garo Hills extends curfew till 1 December

The curfew has been extended in the entire West Garo Hills District with effect from 21 November up to 1 December only for timings falling between 10:00 pm to 5:00 am.
Meghalaya: West Garo Hills extends curfew till 1 December
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In view of the prevailing situation concerning Covid-19, Night Curfew under Section 144 Cr PC with the Regulation 3 of the Meghalaya Epidemic Disease, COVID-19 Regulations 2020, has been extended in the entire West Garo Hills District with effect from 21 November up to 1 December only for timings falling between 10:00 pm to 5:00 am.

However, this order will not apply to Medical Teams and officials on COVID-19 duty, MeECL, Public Health Engineering & Public Works Department, Police and Armed Forces, Fire and Emergency Services, Civil Defence and Home Guard volunteers, Food and Civil Supply department, PDS Wholesaler/ Dealers & FCI staff, Tura Municipal Board, Telegraph Communication & IT Services, NIC, Press, Print & Electronic Media, Wholesale and Retail Pharmacies, National Highway and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (NHIDCL) and Telecom Services.

Besides, these services shall strictly comply with all protocols and procedures including physical distancing, limiting of field staff to the barest minimum and other advisories of Government in the Health and Family Welfare Department without fail, the order stated.

Movement of vehicles carrying essential goods, security forces, medical equipment and shops for repairs of trucks on highways are exempted. However, drivers and attendants of the vehicles shall be subject to screening as per laid down protocols.

The District Magistrate, West Garo Hills, has advised everyone that wearing of face mask is mandatory and spitting and smoking in public places is strictly prohibited. Penalty will be imposed on violators under Section 2 of the Epidemic Disease Act, 1897, as per the notification issued earlier.

(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)

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