A file image of Meghalaya Assembly.

The budget session of the Meghalaya Assembly has been postponed indefinitely from Tuesday in view of the concerns over the coronavirus, which is posing a threat globally.

Meghalaya Assembly Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh announced that an urgent meeting of the business advisory committee chaired by him decided to postpone the session.

However, the House will have its sitting on March 19 as important businesses have to be transacted.

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Earlier, the budget session was scheduled from March 13 to March 25 which comprised of nine working days.

The budget session began on March 13 with the Governor’s Address.

The BAC will again decide when the session will resume.

Meghalaya health minister AL Hek in a suo moto statement in the State Legislative Assembly on Monday declared the closure of all educational institutions in the State for an indefinite period.

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The declaration was made in view of the coronavirus threat globally.

Notably, the Assam Government also declared shutdown of all schools, cinema halls and gymnasiums from Monday till March 29.

Several other states across the country have also taken similar measures to contain the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus.

The Assam State Zoo authority has decided to close the zoo for 10 days.

The similar embargo has also been issued for several national parks and wildlife sanctuaries.

The Kaziranga Wildlife Society (KWS) also urged the Assam government to suspend all tourist entries inside the national parks, sanctuaries and the Assam State Zoo with immediate effect.

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