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Amid surge in Covid-19 cases, Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma has said that the state government is not in favour of imposing any further lockdown in the state again, despite increasing cases of COVID-19.

“Lockdown is not really a solution, but only a mechanism to delay the spread of coronavirus. Therefore, the government will not enforce further lockdown. We cannot simply close down the economy,” he told reporters after chairing a review meeting here.

People need to realise that COVID-19 is here to stay, and the only way to move ahead is to be cautious and be adaptive, Changma said.

As of Monday, the state has recorded a total of 4,734 COVID-19 cases of which 2,169 are active, while 2,527 people have recovered from the disease. Thirty-eight people have succumbed to the virus so far.

Sangma further announced the decision to reopen the 12 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in the state.

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