Shillong: The Meghalaya government on Monday decided to reopen places of worship by the first week of October if the COVID-19 situation in the state improves.
The government held a meeting with the religious leaders of various organisations under the chairmanship of the Meghalaya chief minister and the deputy chief minister. They discussed the reopening of religious places of worship and steps to secure citizens.
Taking to Twitter, Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma added that a committee comprising of members from faith organisations headed by the Chief Secretary would be constituted to revisit Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to be put in place for the same.
This is the third meeting of the religious leaders with the government. On June 5, the government had announced that they had decided to reopen places of worship from June 14. However, on June 9, the government reversed its decision and announced that the places of worship will be opened only for wedding ceremonies.
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