Shillong, Apr 30: Ahead of the ten day containment period announced by the government in Shillong agglomeration, Tura and Jowai towns, East Khasi Hills Deputy Commissioner Isawanda Laloo on Friday said that there is sufficient stock of essential commodities.
Laloo urged the public not to panic.
“There is no shortage of essential commodities and no disruption in the supply chain,” the Deputy Commissioner added.
It may be mentioned that earlier, this week the government had called for a ten-day containment period starting on May 1 to May 10.
She also informed that the wholesale shops in Paltan Bazar, Mawlonghat and Iewduh will be opened for retailers to refill their stock but said that the district administration will regulate the entry of vehicles into the areas by staggering them.
The Deputy Commissioner also encouraged citizens to buy essential items from their respective localities and to desist from venturing to places like Iewduh.
Laloo also informed that shops dealing in essential commodities in different localities will be open only as per regulation made by the Incident Commander of the respective zones, in consultation with the Headman/CCMT.
“They are also to ensure that there should be no overcrowding in and around their shops,” the Deputy Commissioner said.
Shops dealing in hardware, electrical, plumbing and sanitary ware, computer service centres, mobile repair shops and automobile repair shops will be open as per numbering system formulated by the Incident Commander of the respective zone.
She also said that restaurants, sweet shops, tea stalls, dairy, confectionaries are to be closed. Only home delivery of food items is permitted.
Also all bars, clubs, cinema halls, salons/beauty parlours, yoga institutes, gymnasium, cyber café, gaming parlour, teer counter and swimming pool shall remain closed. Shops not dealing in essential commodities and open without due permission of the office of the Deputy Commissioner, East Khasi Hills will be liable for action as per law.