GUWAHATI: With an aim to relax the burden of the Covid-19 frontline workers, the state government of Meghalaya on Thursday decided to close all the entry points to the hill state for one week every month starting from September.
Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma, in his tweeter handle, said, “Government has decided to close all entry points to Meghalaya for 1 week every month in the next 3 months starting September 2020.”
Sangma said that decision was taken to unburden the frontline health workers and the respective district administration engaged in intensive surveillance for Covid-19 pandemic.
The chief minister said, “We are strategizing long-term management of Covid-19 in Meghalaya by actively involving legislators, community bodies and citizens. A meeting will be conducted with MLAs of East Khasi Hills districts to take this plan forward.”
Notably, the total active cases in Meghalaya have reached 804 out of which a total of 347 are in the BSF and armed forces while civilian cases have reached 457. However, a total of 725 have recovered from the disease.