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In view of the rapid rise of new COVID-19 positive cases in Meghalaya, East Khasi Hills District Magistrate on Monday revised the timing of the night curfew in the entire district which will be effective from 8 pm to 5 am daily.

This is a partial modification of an earlier order, which will come into force from May 4 until further order.

For effective containment measures to slow the spread of COVID–19, all shops and establishments in Shillong Urban Agglomeration shall remain closed by 7 pm daily with effect from May 4.

This order however exempts pharmacies and pharmaceutical stores which will open as per an existing order. Petrol Pumps are permitted to open till 10 pm, and home delivery of food items is permitted till 10 pm.

Meanwhile, the State Home (Political) Department in an order issued on Monday, has declared that all offices (Central, State, Private, Banks, Post Offices, etc.) in Shillong Urban Agglomeration areas shall close by 4:30 PM daily.

The offices shall also remain closed on Saturdays with effect until further order.

On Monday, Meghalaya recorded the highest single day spikes of new positive cases at 246, pushing the total number of active cases to 1,884.

As many as 177 persons have recovered from the COVID related infections on Monday.

The Meghalaya government has also informed that the burial or cremation of any person who died of COVID should take place on the next day within 2 pm.

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