East Khasi Hills District Magistrate Isawanda Laloo on Tuesday said that the curfew in Shillong agglomeration will be relaxed from 5 am to 4pm on August 18. In her order, she said the curfew will be re-imposed with effect from 4 pm until further orders.
During the relaxation of the curfew, opening of essential and non-essential shops will be allowed till 3 pm. Regulation of shops will be vide separate Order.
The order said state and central government offices, banks, offices of educational institutions and private offices which have already obtained permission will be permitted at 30% strength and shall close by 3pm sharp.
Inter and intra district movement of vehicles only having valid passes. Movement of commercial vehicles will be permitted and regulated via separate order.
It said any public gathering, public meeting, rally, etc is not permitted.
Only activities permitted by the government as part of COVID-19 Regulations, will be permitted.
The order said during the period of curfew from 4pm onwards, activities which are not permitted included public and vehicle movement.
Offices, shops and establishments, and all educational institutions will remain closed, it said adding that no kind of gathering, public meeting or rally may be held.
Those exempted from the curfew are medical emergencies, Covid-19 and hospital duty, officers and staff of DIPR, Municipal Essential Services, MeECL Maintenance and Grid operations, Press and Media and Pharmacies.