Guwahati: In view of a surge in COVID-19 cases, the Meghalaya government on Wednesday announced a complete lockdown from 8 PM of May 5 till May 10, 2021 in the entire East Khasi Hills district.
This decision comes after the recent spike of COVID positive cases within the last few days in the state.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma took to his official Twitter handle saying, “In view of the prevailing #Covid situation, Govt. has decided to impose complete #lockdown in East Khasi Hills district from 8 PM of 5th May till 5 AM of 10th May 2021. Weekend lockdown will also be imposed in all districts in the State.”
The Government of Meghalaya has already imposed a night curfew in the entire city of Shillong from May 4 onwards.
All shops will be closed at 7 PM and curfew will be imposed from 8 PM to 5 AM.
It is noteworthy to mention that the state of Meghalaya recorded the highest-ever single-day spike with 339 positive cases, 204 new recovered cases on last Tuesday.
Earlier, on Sunday Meghalaya records sharp spike with 321 COVID positive cases.