Meghalaya Govt. decides Containment Measures to continue

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Meghalaya Government has decided that the Containment Measures issued on 11th of June, 2021 will be reinstated throughout the State w.e.f 21st June 2021 until further orders.

Briefing media following a COVID 19 review meeting, Health Minister AL Hek said, during these Containment Measures, the Deputy Commissioners are empowered to make decisions based on the local situation.

The State Government has also asked people to get vaccinated.

“The containment measures and the restrictions will continue as it is but regarding the containment strategy we leave it to the wisdom of the Deputy Commissioners of the respective districts to assess the situation and make decisions,” Health Minister AL Hek said.

Chief Minister Conrad Sangma in a Tweet said, “In order to safeguard the State from an uncontrollable surge in #Covid_19, the Containment Measures issued on 11th of June, 2021 will be reinstated throughout the State w.e.f 21st June 2021 until further orders.”

Chief Secretary MS Rao in an order said, “….. it is observed that the number of COVID-19 cases in the State is still very high and there is a significant spread in rural areas of the State. Therefore, in order to safeguard the State from an uncontrollable surge in COVID-19 cases, the Containment Measures issued vide Order No POL 75/2020/Pt.1/102, dated 19th June, 2021 will continue to be enforced in the State w.e.f. 21th June, 2021 until further orders.”

Meghalaya on Friday recorded nine fresh COVID-19 fatalities pushing the death toll in the state to 771.

With 650 new cases, the COVID 19 tally in the state has mounted to 44,382, while the active tally stands at 4,819.

Of the nine deaths, three were reported from East Khasi Hills district and one each from East Jaintia Hills, Ri Bhoi, South West Garo Hills, West Jaintia Hills, West Garo Hills and West Khasi Hills district respectively.

Health Minister AL Hek said, as many as 431 people have recovered in the last 24 hours as the total number of people recovered from this viral infection stands at 38,792.

So far, the state has detected a total of 44,382 COVID-19 cases out of which 4,819 are active cases, 38,792 recovered and 771 deaths.

With 1,674 active COVID-19 cases, East Khasi Hills, which includes state capital Shillong, is the worst affected district in the state, followed by West Garo Hills with 751 cases and 546 West Jaintia Hills.

There are 411 cases in Ri Bhoi, 321 South West Khasi Hills, 247 North Garo Hills, 231 South West Garo Hills, 235 East Garo Hills, 164 West Khasi Hills, 160 South Garo Hills and 79 East Jaintia Hills.