More places declared as ‘containment area’ in Shillong city

Shillong, Aug 20: East Khasi Hills district magistrate, Matsiewdor War Nongbri has declared several areas in and around Shillong as containment areas following detection of COVID-19 positive cases to prevent further spread of the disease.

The order issued on Thursday said that houses of Baldeep Singh, Maya Kaur and Janki Kaur in Plot-I block A at Sweeper Colony, Mawlonghat have been declared as containment areas with effect from Wednesday so as to restrict unregulated entry and exit movement on site.

The district magistrate has also declared the house of Nud Syiemiong, Pynthorbah Block-II as containment areas.

The order has also extended the containment areas from Jhalupara Community Hall, Gopal Ji Compound till Musa Compound and also declared Maya Compound, Jhalupara as containment areas.

The order states that no person, public is allowed to move into the containment area and inhabitants within the containment area shall not move out, besides all inhabitants within the containment area shall strictly remain inside their home.

It also prohibits holding of gatherings, events, functions whatsoever of any nature and forms including social, political, religious, economic activities.

All shopping establishments are also asked to close down and supply of essential and medical requirements for purchase will be ensured through various teams formed by the District Administration.

It also directed closure of all government and private institutions located within the boundary of the containment area, till further orders.

According to the order, the Incident Commander, Zone-IV, will be the Supervising Officer areas from Jhalupara Community Hall, Gopal Ji Compound till Musa Compound and Maya Compound, Jhalupara which are declared as containment areas.

The order, however, will not apply to health workers and essential workers of Shillong Municipal Board, press including electronic and print media, petrol pump and LPG delivery workforce.

The order also states that any violation of the order will entail prosecution under the penal provision of Disaster Management Act, 2005 and I.P.C.

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