Meghalaya Govt urges residents not to go to Assam

Shillong, June 26: Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong, on Friday, urged residents of the state not to unnecessarily go to Guwahati in view of the sudden rise of positive cases in Assam.

He informed that a review meeting was held today, where they discussed more proactive measures to strengthen entry and exit points to the state. “No non-essential visitors would be allowed,” he said.

Tynsong informed that the Assam government has called for a complete two-week lockdown in Kamrup district, including Guwahati, due to rising cases of COVID-19. Therefore, he appealed to Meghalaya citizens not to venture to Guwahati, if avoidable.

He said that a no objection certificate (NOC) will have to be obtained from the respective District Commissioners if they want to travel outside the state.

The Deputy Chief Minister also informed that hotels will be reopened from July 1st, but stressed that SOPs and protocols issued by the district commissioners will have to be followed strictly.