Shops in Laitumkhrah (from Police Point to Mohanson’s Dry Cleaners) were closed down after locals were seen violating social distancing norms

Shillong: After seeing the local residents violating norms like social distancing, hand hygiene and wearing of masks, the district magistrate of East Khasi Hills in Meghalaya on Thursday immediately closed down all shops in Laitumkhrah from Police Point till Mohanson’s Dry Cleaners.

All the shops and business establishments have been ordered to remain closed until further orders.

East Khasi Hills DC Matsiewdor War has now ordered that no person shall be allowed to operate any form of business in the specified areas. No gathering, events or functions will be allowed.

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However, the order will not apply to health staff and essential workers of Shillong Municipal Board, media, pharmacies, LPG delivery workforce and banks.

Any violation of this order shall entail prosecution under the penal provision of Disaster Management Act, 2005 and IPC, stated the DC.

Earlier, the DC had closed down all shops at Police Bazar areas (from Khyndailad via Gold Cinema up to Umsohsun road junction) and GS Road (from Shani Mandir till Bimola Point).

Also, areas like Motphran (till Bimola Point), Motphran to Jeep stand and MUDA parking lot (upper level) at Garikhana were ordered to close down until further orders.

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