Shillong (Meghalaya), July 15 : The state government has decided to close all entry points of the State , Byrnihat, Ratacherra, Bajengdoba, Tikrikilla, Mirjumla and Hallidayganj from July 24th to 31st .
This is being done to unburden our health, frontline workers and District Administration engaged in intensive surveillance for the past 4 months.
Only emergency, medical services, essential commodities and transit movement of Assam vehicles will be allowed.
This period will be used to shift the entry point of Byrnihat to a new location for smooth movement of people & vehicles. the entry points to reopen from Aug 1 next .
The Health Department and the Community #COVID Management Teams will also be engaged in individualized Behavior Change Management Training in their respective localities during the period.
The Government ha also decided not to permit wedding receptions in East Khasi Hills District & Ri Bhoi District for the time being.
Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma said solemnization of marriages in places of worship will be permitted with strict adherence to protocols.