The Meghalaya authorities on Saturday introduced a two-day whole lockdown in Shillong from Monday, June 13 after the state reported the very best single-day spike of 76 COVID-19 constructive instances.
“The Government has decided to observe the next two working days i.e on the 13 & 14th of July, 2020 as Total #Lockdown in the Shillong City agglomeration,” Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma tweeted.
The chief minister mentioned that in this time, Shillong metropolis and the encompassing areas shall stay beneath curfew until 6 AM on July 15.
The Authorities has determined to look at the following two working days i.e on the 13 & 14th of July, 2020 as Complete #Lockdown within the Shillong Metropolis agglomeration.
Throughout this time, Shillong metropolis and surrounding areas shall be beneath curfew until 6 AM of the 15th of July, 2020.
— Conrad Sangma (@SangmaConrad) July 11, 2020
CM Sangma mentioned that the choice was taken to comprise the unfold of COVID-19, moreover guaranteeing behavioural adjustments amongst residents to observe coronavirus-related tips.
“This will be a “lockdown of the virus through Behaviour Change”. This era shall be used for tracing the contacts of the constructive individuals who’re in Shillong in order that additional unfold could also be contained. I urge everybody to strictly adhere to the lockdown so the virus will be remoted,” Sangma mentioned.
There are 248 lively instances within the state at current, whereas 45 sufferers have recovered. Of the 248 lively instances in Meghalaya, 178 are BSF personnel, 4 Air Drive personnel and 66 are civilians.