Shillong Agglomeration In Total Lockdown From July 26-29 Over COVID Spike

The decision was taken at a review meeting chaired by Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma, his deputy Prestone Tynsong said.

Shillong Agglomeration In Total Lockdown From July 26-29 Over COVID Spike

The decision to lockdown the Shillong agglomeration was taken at a review meet (File)

Shillong:

The Meghalaya government on Friday announced a complete lockdown in Shillong agglomeration from July 26 to July 29 to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

The decision was taken at a review meeting chaired by Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma, his deputy Prestone Tynsong said.

"We have decided to impose total lockdown from the midnight of July 26 to July 29 to contain the spread of COVID-19," Mr Tynsong told reporters.

Meghalaya at present has 466 active cases of coronavirus. While 87 patients have recovered, five have died, according to health services director Aman War.

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The state government has also decided to conduct random testing in identified clusters across the state to ensure no stone is left unturned to track, identify and quarantine COVID-19 patients, Mr War said.

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