Shillong: The Meghalaya government on Thursday decided to re-open gyms and yoga/aerobics centres which have remained closed for over five months owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Addressing the media ,deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong informed that the decision was made in a review meeting on Thursday.
“Deputy commissioners of respective districts have been authorised to make the decisions and issue the notification. The decision has been left upon the wisdom of the DCs,” informed Tynsong.
Concerning the hawkers/vendors who have been relentlessly demanding the government to allow them to set up their stalls, Tynsong informed that identification of a dedicated place to accommodate the street hawkers is being carried out.
“We discussed about the concern of street hawkers who make a livelihood on a daily basis from selling different essential items. We have given instruction to the chief secretary to complete the process as early as possible so that the government can make the decision immediately,” said Tynsong.
Meanwhile, Meghalaya witnessed 14 new cases on Thursday, taking the total number of active cases to 640. The total number of recovered patients stands at 547 with six deaths. A total of 42,706 samples have been sent for testing, out of which 41,097 have been tested negative and 416 are awaited.