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Meghalaya to reopen tourism, schools from September 1

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Guwahati: The Meghalaya government has decided to reopen its tourism from September 1. Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said fully vaccinated tourists will be allowed to visit the state for tourism-related purposes from next month.

“Tourists who are unvaccinated or vaccinated with a single dose will have to produce a negative RTPCR/TrueNat/CBNAAT report valid only if they have tested within 72 hours prior to their arrival at the entry point,” Conrad Sangma said.

Conrad Sangma further said, “Local tourists [from within the state] who are fully vaccinated or vaccinated with a single dose will be allowed to visit any location in Meghalaya for tourism purposes.”

Conrad Sangma also said the Meghalaya government has decided to reopen all colleges and schools in the state from September 1.

“For schools in urban areas, Class 1 to Class 5 may have online classes, Class 6 to Class 8 may have school visits and Class 9 to Class 12 may be opened. For schools in rural areas, Class 1 to Class 5 may have school visits and Class 6 to Class 12 may be opened,” Conrad Sangma said.

The Meghalaya government had imposed total lockdown in East Khasi Hills district in May this year in view of the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic.

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