Following the spike in number of COVID-19 cases across the country, Meghalaya has imposed a ban on entry of tourists into the State.

Restrictions on entry of tourists from outside Meghalaya will come into force from April 23.

The development has been confirmed by Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma.

“Meghalaya will close its doors to tourists from outside the state from 23rd April 2021,” informed CM Conrad Sangma.

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However, the tourism sector will continue to operate for local tourists.

“Local tourism will continue,” Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma added.

On the other hand, Meghalaya Government has also decided to shut down tourists spots, which witnesses high tourists footfall.

“There will also be closure in tourist locations that have high tourist footfall,” the Meghalaya Chief Minister said.

“The time frame of RT-PCR tests will be reduced from 72 to 48 hours,” Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma added.

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On Sunday, 73 new COVID-19 positive cases were reported across Meghalaya.

Meghalaya, at present, has 680 active COVID-19 cases.

The state has recorded 153 COVID-19 related deaths thus far.

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