The Shillong Times, a leading English daily newspaper from Meghalaya, did not publish its edition on Sunday as the district administration declared its office building as a containment zone after three employees of the newspaper tested Covid-19 positive.
Shillong Times managing director Manas Chaudhury and Editor Patricia Mukhim said they were trying to publish the newspaper from Monday, following government guidelines and precautionary measures.
Due to the detection of more Covid-19 patients, several areas in Meghalaya’s capital, including Shillong Times newspaper office and staff quarters, have been declared containment zones on Saturday by East Khasi Hills Deputy Commissioner Matsiewdor War Nongbri.
According to norms of the containment zone, no person is allowed to enter or exit from the stipulated area.
The samples of journalists and non-journalists of the newspaper, located in Shillong, were being tested for Covid-19 and reports are yet to come.