Meghalaya extends night curfew till June 22


Shillong: The Meghalaya government has extended the night curfew till June 22 to contain the coronavirus outbreak, officials said on Sunday.

Restrictions on inter-state movement of people will also continue, exempting only those having permission for medical purposes, they said.

“In view of the prevailing situation regarding COVID-19 in the state, district authorities have promulgated night curfew with effect from June 15 up to June 22 between 9 pm and 5 am each day,” a senior government official told PTI.

The night curfew was first imposed along with the lockdown in March, and is renewed after regular intervals.

The official said the curfew has been imposed as a preventive and mitigation measure in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

The order, however, will not apply to security forces and those on essential services duty, the official said.

Those exempted have been asked to strictly comply with all protocols, procedures and other advisories of the government, including social distancing and limiting of field staff to the barest minimum.

The state has recorded 44 COVID-19 cases. While one person died, 26 persons have recovered from the infection, they said. PTI