Meghalaya imposes Covid-19 lockdown till June 14


Guwahati: Amid a spike in Covid-19 cases in the state, the Meghalaya government has imposed a total lockdown across the state from June 7 to June 14.

In order, the government said the number of Covid-19 cases in the state is still very high and there is a significant spread in rural areas.

“In order to safeguard the state from an uncontrollable surge in Covid-19 cases, the containment measures will be enforced in the state w.e.f. 7th June, 2021 until further orders. Lockdown will be enforced in the entire state from 5 am of 7th June, 2021 till 5 am of 14th June, 2021,” the order read.

Earlier, the Meghalaya government had imposed lockdown only in East Khasi Hills district till June 7 besides containment zone measures in other places to contain the spread of Covid-19.

In the order issued on Friday, the Meghalaya government said that political, public, social and religious gatherings shall not be permitted in the state during the lockdown.

“Entry of tourists from outside the state will not be permitted and all tourist spots will remain closed. The inter-state movement of persons will be restricted. This will not apply of transit vehicles of Assam, Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram. International border trade will be regulated by the Deputy Commissioners. Weddings, sports activities are not permitted. Funeral gatherings to be restricted to 10 persons with prior permission of the respective Deputy Commissioners, SDO (Civil),” said in the order.