Shillong: Amid the prevailing situation in the neighbouring state of Assam, the Meghalaya government on Monday decided to close down all shops along roads connected with Assam from Byrnihat up to Rani area.

The decision was made during a review meeting held on Monday. The shops will be closed effective from Tuesday till July 15.

Deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong said that instruction has been issued to the DC of Ri-Bhoi District.

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“Another decision taken was relating to inter-state movement, it is still prohibited till July 15. And it depends on the situation and, if need be, it may be extended,” said Tynsong.

Concerning transportation for people stranded in different parts of India, Tynsong informed that the state will continue to arrange transportation for the returnees till July 15 but on payment basis.

So far, 18,823 people have returned to the state of Meghalaya.

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