Archery and teer counters will remain closed for one week till May 3 in Shillong Urban Agglomeration following additional restrictions imposed by the Meghalaya government due to surge in the number of new COVID-19 positive cases. 

An order issued by East Khasi Hills Deputy Commissioner, Isawanda Laloo on Monday night, stated that matches and tournaments and all forms of contact and semi-contact sports practice will be suspended. 

Teer counters and archery will also remain closed. 

Any violation will be met with strict action under the Meghalaya Epidemic Diseases, COVID-19 Regulations, 2020. 

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On Monday, Meghalaya reported one COVID-19 death, besides 130 new positive cases that took the number of active cases to 1,403. So far, a total of 161 persons have died of COVID-19. 

As many as 114 COVID patients have also recovered, taking the number of persons who have recovered to 14,560. 

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said that the state government has taken measures by imposing more restrictions in certain areas including opening of non essential shops especially in Shillong in order to avoid lockdown. 

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