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Wholesale traders open for lifting of stocks till 3rd May,2020

Shillong, May 1, 2020 (MMP): In view of the curfew promulgated in East Khasi Hills District concerning the COVID-19 situation, the Deputy Commissioner, East Khasi Hills District in an order issued on 29th April, 2020 has directed wholesale traders of Cantonment, Mawlong Hat, Paltan Bazar, Madanrting and Happy Valley markets to keep their establishments open for lifting of stocks on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd May, 2020 from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

        In view of the order issued by Deputy Commission, today, the 1st May, 2020 the lifting of stocks was carried out at civil sub divisions and community and rural development blocks of East Khasi Hills District, East and West Jaintia Hills Districts, West and South West Khasi Hills Districts and their respective civil sub divisions and Ri Bhoi District.

       Tomorrow, the 2nd May, 2020, lifting of stocks will be for Shillong agglomeration and its adjoining areas which includes areas under Laitumkhrah, Lumdiengjri excluding Mylliem and Mawlai Police Stations, East and West Jaintia Hills Districts, West and South West Khasi Hills Districts and their respective Civil Sub Divisions and Ri Bhoi District.

       On the 3rd May, 2020, lifting of stocks will be for Shillong agglomeration and its adjoining areas which includes areas under Laban Police Station (PS) including Lawsohtun, Sadar PS, Rynjah PS including Mawpat Block and Madanrting PS excluding villages under Mylliem and Mawryngkneng Blocks.

            The order stated that identified retail shops of listed zones in East Khasi Hills District and retail traders duly certified by Deputy Commissioners of East and West Jaintia Hills, West and South West Khasi Hills and Ri Bhoi Districts are to specifically pick up stocks only for sale on days permitted by respective District Administrations.

            According to the order, lifting of stocks will be strictly regulated by Executive Magistrates stationed on site and there should be no crowding and social distancing of 1 metre is to be strictly adhered to. The order stated that registered suppliers and retailers of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Department will also open for sale of livestock, poultry and pet feed. MMP

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