SHILLONG, July 25 - The East Khasi Hills district administration today notified 22 areas in the Meghalaya capital as containment zones as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the State. Nine new active cases have been reported, most of them from the East Khasi Hills and five among BSF personnel. The total active cases in Meghalaya now stand at 497. Seven persons have lately recovered from the viral infection too.
Meanwhile, the containment zones are Oakland Municipality quarters, Rauf Ahmed Building, Keating Road, Jhalupara, Mawbah Barapathar, Mawlai Umjaiur, Mawlai Nongpdeng, Mawlai Mawtawar, Umshing Umjapung, Mawiong Rim, Central to Lower Nongrim Hills from Lailad to Bamon Service Station, Block D of Nongrimmaw (areas situated on the left side of Arbuthnot Road from Lailad up to old DGAR), Lower Lummawrie (from the building of Dr PK War to the old Super Care Building), Lower Lachumiere (Hopkinson Road from Stephen Hall to Gold Gym), Demseiniong (Assam Rifles Signal Unit), Nongrah Dongktieh, Malki Nongshiliang, Malki Chinapatty, Nongmensong Lumkdait, Lumshyiap Nongmensong, Laitkor Pyllun and Kreit Mawshaton.
�No person and public are allowed to move into these containment areas and inhabitants within the containment areas also are not allowed to move out. Besides, all inhabitants within the containment areas must strictly remain inside their homes,� an order stated.
The administration has also barred gatherings, events, functions including social, political, religious and economic.
�All shopping establishments of whatsoever nature are to close immediately. However, supply of essential and medical requirements will be ensured through various teams formed by the district administration,� the order added.
In these containment zones, �contact tracing, testing, quarantine and isolation� and others steps will be taken to check the spread of the virus, the order said.