Meghalaya: Section 144 to be imposed in Ri Bhoi District from April 22 to May 10
In view of the rapidly rising of COVID-19 cases in Meghalaya especially in Ri Bhoi District, the District Magistrate of Ri Bhoi District has promulgated Night Curfew in the whole district affecting from April 22 to May 10 starting at 10 pm till 5 am.
"The District Magistrate, Ri Bhoi district, Nongpoh in exercise of the power conferred upon under Section 144 CrPC read together with Regulation 3 of the Meghalaya Epidemic Diseases. COVID-19 Regulations 2020 and Guidelines No.5 (i) of Order Dated 1st May 2020 of Government of India in the Ministry of Home Affairs," the order stated.
The order will not apply to Security Forces, Medical Teams on duty, wholesale and retail pharmacies, Police and Armed Forces, Fire & Emergency Services, MeECL, NEEPCO & Power Grid, Food & Civil Supply Department, Food Corporation of India, Public Work Department, Public Health Engineering Department, AH & Veterinary Department, Postal service, Telecom, Communication and IT Services, Press, Print and Electronic Media, Banks, ATM and Treasuries, Petrol pump, Essential Services including Health Services and On-line food delivery, Authorized workshop and designated spare parts dealership of Health and Family Welfare Department Government of Meghalaya, Government officials on duty.
These services shall strictly comply with all protocols and procedures including social distancing, limiting of field staff to the barest minimum and other advisories of the Government of Meghalaya in the Health & Family Welfare Department without fail.
Violation of any norms and advisories of the Government in the Health & Family Welfare Department will be liable to action as per the law.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)
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