Guwahati, May 5: Meghalaya government today imposed total lockdown in Shillong city and the East Khasi Hills (EKH) District of the hill state from 8 PM today till May 10 next in view of spike in COVID19 positive cases.
The lockdown has been declared as total occupancy of beds in hospitals in Shillong has reached 60 per cent, according to the Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma.
The CM informed that Meghalaya government had decided that there would be a weekend lockdown in other districts of the state.
Examination scheduled for 6-7 May has been postponed to 11-12 May and education department will issue notification in this regard.
All Cabinet ministers in Meghalaya have been directed to visit the districts to assess the ground situation in respect of COVID19 and report back.
Wedding ceremonies that have already been permitted may be held but restricted to family members and numbers will not exceed 50 people.
Funerals will be attended by maximum 20 people and with prior permission from concerned officials.
Inter-state movements of people, vehicles have restricted while inter-district movements of persons to and fro EKH district will be restricted too.
All major markets in EKH district will be closed but essential goods will be available through shops in locality, home delivery permitted.
The government will review the situation on Saturday at 12 noon and take the next step.