Meghalaya: Curfew extends in West Garo Hills

Night Curfew under Section 144 CrPC with the Regulation 3 of the Meghalaya Epidemic Disease, COVID-19 Regulations 2020, has been extended further from 21st November to 1st December in the entire West Garo Hills District between 10:00 pm to 5:00 am.

The operations of  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 will not be affected by the order.

Vehicles carrying essential goods, security forces, medical equipment and shops for repairs of trucks on highways are free from the liabilities imposed, but the drivers and attendants of the vehicles will need screening as per laid down protocols.

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