Meghalaya deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong during a press conference on Tuesday Credit: EastMojo image

Shillong: With the spike of COVID-19 cases in Meghalaya, the state government on Tuesday informed that they may have to resort to total lockdown if the situation continues to worsen.

During a media briefing in Shillong, when asked if the government would impose total lockdown due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong said, “If the situation worsens and situation continues to be grim, we will be left with no other option.”

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Tynsong urged the residents of the state to avoid going out unnecessarily.

“Though one should not panic and situation is not conclusive, hence would urge each and every citizen of the state to refrain yourself to the maximum to any unnecessary exposures,” said Tynsong.

The active COVID-19 cases in Meghalaya is now 50, after 6 new cases were reported on Tuesday evening. The total tally of positive cases in the state is 95, including 50 active cases, 43 recovered, and 2 deaths.

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