Shillong ( Meghalaya), June 4 : The government has decided to extend the lockdown by one more week till June 14.
Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said though the number of cases in zones like East Khasi Hills have come down significantly and there is a marginal decline in the positivity rate, the positivity rate remains in double digits which is a matter of concern.
He added that taking all these aspects into consideration, Government has decided to enforce Lockdown in Meghalaya from 5AM of 7th June till 5AM of 14th June 2021.
He also said that DCs/SDOs are authorised to permit limited non-essential economic activities on need basis in Urban & Rural Areas.
In rural areas, permission of such activities by DCs may be considered on recommendation of the BDOs where the prevalence of active cases is Nil or very low.
Sangma said that it is a tough decision for the Government keeping in mind the hardships faced by our people but the health and safety aspect also need to be considered .