Guwahati: Due to the increase in COVID cases in Meghalaya, the Government of Meghalaya has imposed restrictions on tourists from outside the state from April 23 onwards.
However, the local tourism in the state will continue, informed Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma in a tweet.
The decision was made following a cabinet meeting headed by Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Monday.
Taking to his official Twitter handle, Conrad K Sangma said, “Meghalaya will close its doors to tourists from outside the state from 23rd April 2021 however, local tourism will continue. There will also be closure in tourist locations that have high tourist footfall. The time frame of RT-PCR tests will be reduced from 72 to 48 hrs.”
In addition, all schools from Nursery till Class XII (both Government and Private) in Shillong city will remain close for the next 14 days.
However, the ongoing MBOSE examinations will continue unaffected, stated CM Sangma on his Twitter handle.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma after the meeting told reporters that all private offices and Government offices in Shillong would now function at 50 percent strength.
Furthermore, restaurants and hotels in the city of Shillong have been asked to operate with 50 percent capacity.