In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the Meghalaya government has installed 10 handwash facilities for public use in various locations around Shillong.

“10 Handwash facilities installed for public use in various locations around #Shillong to impress on the need to wash hands to prevent the spread of #COVID?19,” twitted Chief Minister Conrad Sangma.

He urged the people to stay safe and informed and said that washing hands for at least 20 seconds is crucial.


In a bid to control the spread of coronavirus, a 24-hour statewide shutdown from Saturday midnight was declared on Friday by the Meghalaya government.

Chief Minister Sangma informed that it will be observed as ‘Coronavirus Awareness Day’ and he urged everyone to follow the protocols.

“We are calling it coronavirus awareness day and we will ensure we educate our locality and family members about various precautions such as washing hands and social distancing,” he said.

“One day if we close down everything it will send a message of seriousness to everybody and at the same time people should not panic,” Sangma added.


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