Guwahati: Meghalaya government on Monday has decided to put Assam-Meghalaya bordering areas under lockdown owing to the surge in COVID 19 positive cases in the capital city of Guwahati, bordering Meghalaya.
The decision was made few hours after the city slipped into a total lockdown for 14 days to break the chain of the coronavirus pandemic. The lockdown was imposed as the state health department feared of a large scale community transmission in the city as random tests continued.
“The state government has decided that the locations in Meghalaya bordering the capital city of Guwahati like Byrnihat, Jorabat till Khanapara will be under lockdown due to the surge in Covid_19 cases in Assam,” said Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sagma who has tested COVID19 negative on late Sunday.
He added that inter-state movement continued to be restricted.
Sangma on Monday held a video conference with DCs of all districts in the state to take stock of the damage caused by floods in Meghalaya too.
The chief minister’s office stated that Conrad has been under home quarantine for some four days after his travel to Manipur and Delhi.
As a precautionary measure, the chief minister was under home quarantine. On Sunday, he was tested negative for the second time.
The first test was conducted on June 22 while the second test was done on Sunday, an official communiqué stated. The team of officials and police, who had accompanied him, was also tested negative.
In Meghalaya with the detection of two more positive cases on Sunday, the total numbers of COVID positive cases reached 50.