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Lockdown imposed in Shillong city and rest of EKH from tonight

Published on May 5, 2021 | News Source: Bijay Sankar Bora
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Meghalaya closes doors on tourists because of COVID surge

Published on April 19, 2021|News Source : Bijay Sankar Bora

Guwahati, April 19: Meghalaya has once again closed its doors to tourists from outside the state from April 23 next in view of worsening COVID situation. However, local tourism will continue. 

Tourists locations in the state with high tourist footfall will also be closed down.

Meanwhile,  because of surge in COVID19 cases in and around Shillong city, Meghalaya government has directed all schools to remain closed from April 20 for the next 14 days till May 4 in the Shillong area.

Schools in the following areas would be affected by the order: Shillong Urban Agglomeration area including Census Town of Mawlai, Pynthorumukhrah, Nongmynsong, Mawpat, Umpling, Nongthymmai, Madanryling, Nongkesh, Umlyngka and Lawsohtun.

However, ongoing MBOSE examinations will continue unaffected.  The schools have been asked to continue online classes to cover the syllabus.
Already colleges in the state have notified closure of offline classes which will now continue only in online mode until further notice.

Chief Minister Conrad Sangma informed that government and private offices will also function with 50% capacity while the COVID situation in other districts was being closely monitored.
Meanwhile, the time frame of RT-PCR tests will be reduced from 72 to 48 hrs.


Lockdown-like restrictions in Shillong, Jowai, Tura from May 1 morning for 10 days

Published on April 28, 2021|News Source : Bijay Sankar Bora

Guwahati, April 28: The Meghalaya Government today decided to impose following strict containment measures in the Shillong urban agglomeration, Jowai and Tura town from 5 am of May 1 till 5 am of May 10 :
-    Public, political and religious gathering would not be allowed during the ten days’ period.
-    Weddings and funerals would be permitted with regulations issued by the respective Deputy Commissioner.
-    Sport activities would not be allowed 
-    Private offices would be closed except those which deal with essential services 
-    All non-essential govt institutions would be closed down and the employees can work from home.
-    All educational institutions would remain closed.Bijay 
-    Commercial vehicles' seating capacity has been reduced to one fourth but would be allowed to ply in respect of healthcare, emergency services, vaccination purposes, carrying students, teachers etc., to venues of ongoing board examinations.
-    Any travelling or any other emergency purposes would require permission from the respective Deputy Commissioners.Bijay 
-    "Inter-district movement from Shillong, Tura, Jowai has been restricted and is allowed only in emergency cases with permission from deputy commissioners.
-    Permission for any other travel on essential or emergency services shall be given by DCs concerned.
-    All other non-essential movements will be stopped during the period.
-    Essential shops are allowed to open subject to compliance of regulations fixed by the respective Deputy Commissioners. Bijay 

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