Shillong: In a major relief for restaurants and tea stall owners along the National Highway of Meghalaya, the government on Friday has decided to lift the restrictions allowing them to reopen their shops with immediate effect.
Addressing the media, deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong informed that this decision was taken during the review committee meeting held on Friday.
“We have taken the decision that shops located along the National Highway, restrictions will be lifted, they will be allowed to reopen the shops,” Tynsong said.
The health department has been instructed to come out with detailed Standard Operating Procedures and protocols for those business houses. And be it big or small all these sections will have to adhere to the protocols, Tynsong said.
Meanwhile, the state continues to witness a spike of COVID-19 cases, with 108 fresh cases detected for the day. The total active cases in the state is 1,252.
The recovery cases recorded for today is 75 taking the total recovered cases to 1,468. The total samples sent for testing is 95,457 out of which 91,989 have tested negative and 734 results are awaited. A total of 33,333 people have returned to the state till date.