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Meghalaya extends lockdown amid surge in COVID-19 cases

SHILLONG: The Meghalaya government on Friday extended the ongoing lockdown in the state until further orders.

The decision was taken to safeguard the state from an uncontrollable surge’ in COVID-19 cases in the state.
In an official order, the state government said that the COVID cases are still very high in the state and there is a significant spread in the rural areas as well.

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As per the order, inter-state movement of persons shall be restricted. However, the rule shall not apply for transit vehicles of Assam, Tripura, Manipur and Mizoram.

Entry of tourists from outside the state shall not be permitted. All the tourist spots shall remain closed, the order stated.

Weddings and sports activities will not be permitted in the state.
Home delivery services will be allowed subject to prior permission and regulation by respective DCs/SDO.

A total of 37733 people are so far affected in Meghalaya by COVID-19. 30980 out of 37733 have recovered.  643 patients have succumbed to the virus in the state.

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