Shillong, June 20: After the state government’s announcement to resume regulated operation of Ã¯ewduh, the Deputy Commissioner, East Khasi Hills District in an order issued on Saturday has allowed 413 shops from fixed stalls in Ã¯ewduh to open from June 22 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM strictly on rotation basis and alphabetical pattern as per notifications issued by the Acting Syiem Hima Mylliem, Mylliem Syiemship.
The order state that the Syiem of Hima Mylliem must ensure strict compliance by the shopkeepers to the Health protocol for market issued by Government of Meghalaya in Health and Family Welfare Department recently.
The order also state that a Ã¯ewduh COVID-19 Management Committee has been constituted to monitor the operation of Ã¯ewduh Market with the Syiem of Hima Mylliem as team leader, all Myntris of Syiem Mylliem, Policemen of Syiem of Hima Mylliem and Enforcement of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council as members, besides, Deputy Commissioner of East Khasi Hills, Shillong to be represented by B. Ranee, MCS, Executive Magistrate & Incident Commander of Zone-IV, D.V. Lyngdoh, MCS, Executive Magistrate, Superintendent of Police of East Khasi Hills, Shillong to be represented by Sector Police of Zone-IV and District Medical & Health Officer of East Khasi Hills, Shillong to be represented by the Medical Officer of Zone-IV as special invitees members.
Operation of 413 shops must strictly adhere to the prescribed standard operating procedures of Government and mandatory compliance to all the advisories of Health and Family Welfare Department, without fail.
The Syiem of Hima Mylliem will regulate the operation of the 413 shops and also ensure due compliance to the advisories of Government in the Health & Family Welfare Department with special and strict reference to social distancing concerning the COVID -19 situation.
The Deputy Commissioner also directed shopkeepers and customers to strictly maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet, not to overcrowd in one area or shop, to wear mask which is mandatory and non compliance will entail action of closure of the shops concerned, not to spit in public places, to cooperate with management made by the Syiem Mylliem and to ensure compliance to prohibitory and night curfew orders issued by the District Magistrate, East Khasi Hills District.
The order also stated that violation of any or all the norms and protocol will entail legal action and closure of the shops.