The Meghalaya government has decided to withdraw restrictions on public transport services and sporting activities from next week.

Meghalaya deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong said this on Friday.

The government has decided to lift restrictions after a gap of almost three-and-a-half months.

Tynsong said that the state government has also granted permission for the reopening of cinema halls and public parks in the state.

He said that the decision was taken on Thursday during a review meeting on the Covid-19 situation

Tynsong, however, clarified that some of these facilities might only be available to those who have taken the Covid-19 vaccine.

“All sporting activities can resume from Monday. Cinema halls can restart operations with one-third occupancy. Jackpot parlours and public parks have also been allowed to reopen,” he said.

Tynsong said these activities, nonetheless, will be strictly subjected to the standard operating procedure (SOP), to be issued by the government.

Private vehicles, too, have been granted permission to ply with one-third occupancy, he said.

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