The West and East Garo Hills district administrations, through a new order, have extended curfew in the district from 6AM of May 4 to 6AM of May 9.
The curfew, which comes into force with immediate effect, has the same prohibitions and exemptions issued earlier such as closing of all educational institutions, but expected to maintain the academic schedule through online teaching, closing of all places of worship, prohibiting the assembly of 5 (five) or more persons in all public places, closure of main market places in and around the entire district, prohibiting movement of private vehicles except with valid car passes issued by the District Magistrate and movement of individuals shall remain prohibited between 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM and no plying of vehicles other than Essential Commodities.
Meanwhile, grocery stores, vegetables, fruits, milk and meat outlets, animal feed and agriculture machinery spare parts and repairs shops will continue to remain open as identified by the Tura Municipal Board (TMB) in various localities from 8AM to 1 PM each day with Sunday being closed.
Further, the fresh activities permitted in the order issued permits the operation of auto rickshaw with 50 % seating capacity and will ply on Odd/ Even basis (Odd Registration Number Odd day and Even Registration Number Even day). The order also permits the operation of all forms of public transport which will be regulated by District Transport Officer and shall be allowed to the extent of 25% and all vehicles to operate at 50 % alternate seating arrangement.