The Meghalaya government has decided to continue lockdown in East Khasi Hills till May 17.
The COVID-19 situation is “serious and grim” according to deputy CM Prestone Tynsong. Therefore, he requested all citizens of the East Khasi Hills to bear the problems.
“We are not able to reduce the number of cases. On behalf of the government, we appeal to the citizens to take care of themselves. If you fail to do so, conditions may deteriorate further,” Tynsong added while talking about the lockdown in Khasi Hills.
However, a few restrictions will be lifted. Banks and post office will open with limited employees. Home delivery will continue, and construction sites where labourers stay within premises would be allowed.
But labourers and other employees cannot move out of such premises.
The government clarified that essential commodities will remain available with strict SOPs.
Also, weekend lockdown in other districts, which was imposed on Friday, will also continue for the time being.
Tynsong said Class 12 exams have also been postponed again. “We have instructed education department to again issue notification accordingly to respective students who were to complete their remaining subjects,” he added.
Tynsong also reminded everyone that this fight against the pandemic is not the government alone. “The rich and the poor are fighting the same fight, against the pandemic,” he added.