Shillong, Feb 2: The Meghalaya government has decided to extend the night curfew in Shillong and other adjoining areas under the East Khasi Hills district for the next seven days from Monday.

East Khasi Hills’ District Magistrate (DM) Isawanda Laloo said that the curfew would remain enforced for five hours from 11 p.m.

The government imposed a night curfew in the district to prevent the spread of the Covid-19.

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An official notification said that in view of the prevailing situation concerning the Covid-19 pandemic in Meghalaya and in order to put in place the preventive and mitigation measures to curb the spread of the infection, the curfew was imposed.

Health officials, security personnel, officials, and personnel of essential services including media and the vehicles carrying essential goods are excluded from the purview of the curfew.

Meghalaya has so far reported 13,761 Covid-19 cases while 146 people have succumbed to the disease. On Sunday, the number of active cases stood at 74, while 13,541 people have recovered.