Meghalaya registered the highest single-day new COVID-19 positive cases with 906 on Tuesday even as the Meghalaya government has extended the total lockdown in the East Khasi Hills district till May 31.
The total lockdown will continue from Wednesday 8 pm till 5 a.m on May 31.
Deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong told reporters that the spike of new COVID-19 positive cases has worsened the situation, particularly in the East Khasi Hills district.
He said that the deputy commissioner of East Khasi Hills district and police would work out regarding the opening of shops selling essential commodities.
Earlier, the government has extended the total lockdown till May 24, but seeing the unprecedented surge of new positive cases, the government decided to extend it till May 31.
The 906 new cases have taken the number of active cases to 5,332.
As many as 19 new deaths were also reported on Tuesday taking the death toll to 355.
The state also registered 470 persons who have recovered, taking the total recovered cases to 19,185.