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DC orders closure of shops on May 15 & 16, curfew to continue in EKH  

Shillong, May 14: The East Khasi Hills district administration has ordered closure of shops selling essential items for two days-May 15 and 16.

In a statement, the deputy commissioner said on Friday that all essential shops in different localities will remain closed on May 15 and 16. “Only wholesale shops which have been approved to open through earlier order will remain open”, the deputy commissioner said.

According to the district administration, in view of the curfew being promulgated in the district, all citizens should remain indoors and should not move or mingle around, except for medical emergencies, vaccination and other essential requirements with a valid pass.

“E-commerce, home deliveries, pharmacies and petrol pumps may operate as per earlier notification. Any other emergent opening of shops on specific requirement basis will be regulated by separate orders. SDOs (Civil) and BDOs in areas other than Shillong Urban Agglomeration will similarly regulate the same strictly on urgent requirement basis”, the deputy commissioner added.

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