Following the spurt of COVID-19 positive cases, the Meghalaya government has decided to impose total lockdown for three days in Shillong Agglomeration from midnight of July 26 to July 29 midnight.
This was informed by deputy chief minister, Prestone Tynsong in a press conference after the review meeting on COVID-19 situation on Friday.
“The spike of COVID-19 positive cases every day has created lot concerns to the state government, local authorities and the public at large,” Tynong said.
“We have a detailed discussion and as we do not want community spread to take place in the state, we have no other option but to re-impose lockdown,” he added.
“But this will be applicable only in the entire Shillong Agglomeration. It all depends on the situation, and if the situation is worsen we may extend the total lockdown,” Tynsong said.
East Khasi Hills district is the worst hit by the virus with 419 active positive cases.