Shillong: Meghalaya government has given strict instructions that citizens should not panic and resort to panic buying.

Even as the government announced containment measures effective between May 1 and May 10 in Shillong, Jowai and Tura, they made it clear that essential shops will continue to open.

What is allowed during the period: 

– Essential shops, subject to regulations, on days and timing. The respective deputy commissioners will be in charge 

– All construction activities, including shops dealing in hardware, electrical, Mobile repair shops, automobile shops, subject to regulation.

– Banks and banking services, post and telegraph, telecommunication services

– Essential govt offices as per regulations made by the personnel department

What will be allowed after producing proof:

• People moving for availing healthcare services including emergency and vaccination

• Agriculture and veterinary services 

•Transportation of essential items

•Students, teachers and staff related to the conduct of examination

• Goods vehicle include E-commerce, services supply pharmaceutical, home delivery services

•Press print and electronic

• Persons engaged in construction

•Persons travelling on essential govt duty like the medical team, officials on COVID-19 duty, police, security, armed forces, civil defence, home guard, fire, emergency, NEEPCO, MeECL, Power Grid, FCI, Information & Public Relations Department, bank, post telegraph and telecommunication services 

What will not be allowed

  • Non-essential government institutions will be shut and can work from home
  • All political, public and religious gathering will be banned. This will not include weddings and funerals, subject to prior permission from area DC
  • All sporting activities will be banned
  • All educational institutions will remain shut from May 1-10
  • All non-essential vehicular movement will be stopped


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