Shillong, May 8: The State government on Saturday has extended the lockdown period in East Khasi Hills district till May 17, due to what it called a “grim” situation that is prevailing due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong speaking to journalists after the review meeting chaired by Chief Minister, Conrad K. Sangma informed that the situation in the state is serious.
The Deputy Chief Minister also informed that the remaining Class 12 Board Examination has been postponed.
He also informed that weekend lockdown will continue all over the state till further orders.
Tynsong informed that during the lockdown period, banks and post offices will be allowed to operate but with limited staffs.
The other activities allowed are home delivery, construction where the labourers stay within the campus, essential shops especially within the localities are to open but with strict SOP.
Tynsong also informed that farming and activities under Mahatma Gandhi National Employment Guarantee Act will be allowed all over the state including East Khasi Hills district.
Stating that the situation is serious, Tynsong appealed to the citizens to “take care individually” even as he added, “this is the only way one can be safe.”