Govt extends night curfew in EKH, issues guidelines

SHILLONG: The East Khasi Hills District Magistrate has extended night curfew in the district from Tuesday till July 6 with slew of fresh guidelines. The curfew will be in effect from 9 pm to 5 am every day.
The curfew will be promulgated with previous restrictions in place. However, home delivery of food will be functional till 10 pm.
The district magistrate has also directed the authorities to ensure health protocols are in place 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,” a statement said on Monday.
Fresh curfew passes for timings falling between 9pm to 5am can be obtained via www.eastkhasihills.gov.in.
The district magistrate has prohibited the additional procuring of labour force from ( outside the district except for skilled, highly skilled, specialised professionals and technicians with prior nod from the District Magistrate’s office.
Directives for Iewduh
The district magistrate has allowed 413 shops from fixed stalls in Iewduh to function from 8 am to 6 pm on a rotational basis.
The order from the district magistrate said that the Syiem of Hima Mylliem must ensure that the shopkeepers strictly adhere to health protocols, adding that Iewduh COVID-19 Management Committee has been constituted to monitor the operation of Iewduh with Syiem of Hima Mylliem as team leader, all Myntris of Syiem Mylliem, police of Syiem of Hima Mylliem, among others.
Directives for shops
The East Khasi Hills DC has also said that identified shops operating from fixed premises will open as scheduled from 8am to 8pm in Shillong for areas falling under Police Bazaar, from Khyndailad to Motphran, Keating Road, Jail Road, Cantonment and Motphran. However, cyber cafe, gaming parlours, jackpot parlours and lottery counter will remain closed till further orders.
According to the order, standalone shops with serial numbers 2 and 4 will open on June 29, July 1, 3, 7, 9 and 11 while standalone shops with serial numbers 1 and 3 will open on June 30, July 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10.
“For shops in shopping malls and complexes except Glory’s Plaza, JM Towers and Jivan Ram Complex, shops serial numbers 2, 4 and 6 will open on June 29, July 1, 3, 7, 9 and 11, while shops with numbers 1, 3 and 5 will open on June 30, July 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10,” the statement said.
Shops in Glory’s Plaza, JM Towers except COSMOS and Jivan Ram Complex (Bhutia Market), shops number 4 will open on June 29 and July 11, shop number 5 will open on June 30 and July 6, shop number 6 will open on July 1 and 7, shop number 1 will open on July 2 and 8, shop number 2 will open on July 3 and 9, and shop number 3 will open on July 4 and 10.
The order also said that arrangement for operation of wholesalers of Iewduh for vegetables, betelnut, betel leaf, and locally produce traditional equipments and tools in parking lot of Shillong Municipal Board located at Mawlonghat will not be affected.
Border trade permitted
Border trade with Bangladesh through land customs stations has been permitted subject to strict compliance of the standard operating procedures being issued by the state government in the Commerce and Industry Department. However, trade through border haat is not permitted.

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