SWKH curfew extended till April 23
MAWKYRWAT: The South West Khasi Hills district administration on Saturday extended the curfew with immediate effect till 6 am on April 23.
The curfew was imposed under Section 144 and Regulation 3 of the Meghalaya Epidemic Diseases, COVID-19 Regulations, 2020. An earlier order had notified curfew till 6 am on April 19.
Deputy Commissioner Isawanda Laloo issued strict prohibitions on the movement of individuals or vehicles or inter-district travel without a valid pass. Also, gathering of five or more people will not be allowed in public places. Mask is mandatory in public places and there is a ban on spitting.
Essential services like medical emergencies, agricultural and NREGA works and markets will be exempted.
The curfew order will not be applicable to security forces, medical teams on COVID-19 duty, government officials on duty for the corona crisis, police and armed forces, fire and emergency services, MeECL and Power Grid, Food and Civil Supplies Department, FCI, telecom, communication and IT services, print and electronic media, banks and ATMs, petrol pump, medical officers and staff of the Health Department, officers and staff of other departments working at corona care centres, quarantine facilities and home delivery of household items.
“Also movement of vehicles carrying essential commodities along the national highway, security forces and medical equipment are also exempted. However, drivers and attendants of vehicles will be subject to medical screening, compulsory disinfection and other health advisories as per laid down protocols,” Laloo said.