Northeast: lockdown, curfew, restrictions announced to tackle COVID-19
The following is a summary of the aforesaid.
The Government, on Friday, announced a seven-day lockdown, starting from May 10 in the Itanagar Capital Region (ICR).
“The lockdown would come into effect from 5 am on May 10 and would remain in force till 5 am on May 17,” ICR Deputy Commissioner Talo Potom said.
Partial lockdown has not been announced, but new restrictions and night curfew orders were given from the 5 am of May 5. Shops and offices are to shut down by 2 pm on all days, and night curfew has been imposed from 6 pm to 5 am.
The order will remain in force until further orders.
The Government has announced complete curfew in seven districts for nine days starting from May 8 to May 17, to contain the spread of the virus.
Night curfew from 7 pm to 5 am, for rest of the state shall remain in place.
The Government, on Saturday, announced that lockdown has been extended in the East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya till 5 am of May 17. Weekend lockdown will continue throughout the state from 10 pm of Friday to 5 am of Monday.
“We understand the ground reality but we cannot wait for tomorrow and we have to save precious lives. Please bear with us. The new strain is very strong. If the need arises, we may take extreme steps,” said Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong at the Meghalaya review meeting on COVID SITUATION held on May 8, 2021.
A seven- day complete lockdown from May 10 has been announced by the Government, in view of the rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in the state.
The lockdown restrictions will come into effect from 4 am on May 10 till 4 am on May 17.
The Kohima DC and Chairman DTF Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie NCS, has imposed a night curfew from 7 pm to 6 am from May 5, and will remain in force until further order.
Medical emergency and essential services, including pharmacies, movement of goods vehicles through goods carriers/trucks are permitted during the curfew hours.
Night curfew and fresh restrictions have been imposed by the Government from May 6 to May 16, from 5 pm till 9 pm, following the rise in COVID-19 cases.
Inter-district movements for both private and government vehicles is prohibited.
Businesses can remain open from 10 am till 4 pm, but shall remain closed on Saturdays and Sundays, until May 16.
Night curfew has been announced by the state government in all local and urban bodies and nagar panchayat areas and the number of hours under it has been extended from 6 pm to 5 am.
The night curfew was reinforced from May 4, after an order passed by Tripura chief secretary, Manoj Kumar.
(Edited by Marvin Kharsohnoh)
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