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Shillong bears deserted look on Sunday due imposition of Section-144 Cr. P.C.

Shillong, April 19, 2021(MMP):Shillong and its adjoining areas on Sunday bore a deserted look following imposition of Section 144 Cr. P.C. by East Khasi Hills District Magistrate, Isawanda Laloo. The imposition of Section 144 Cr. P.C. prohibits opening of shops, establishments and markets, as well as roadside vendors in Shillong and its adjoining areas, as these places are frequented by large number of people. This order, however, exempts Pharmacies and Pharmaceutical stores and other essential services. The order came into effect yesterday and will operate on all Sundays after inspections were conducted and it was found that COVID-19 protocols of social distancing, hand hygiene, and masks wearing were not adhered. The order was imposed on the ground of the rising cases of Covid-19 in the state. Our correspondent who went round Shillong found that petrol pumps and medical shops opened normally with scanty visitors. Wards’ Lake who was full of visitors, yesterday was found empty. MMP

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