Containment measures to continue in state due to rise in cases

Shillong, July 2: The state government has extended containment measures beyond July 3.

“Containment measures will continue to be enforced in the state with effect from July 3 until further orders”, Chief Secretary MS Rao said in his order on Friday.

The order said that it was 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.

According to the order, the central and state government offices will function with 30 % strength.

“Essential departments of the state government will function at strength as may be decided by the administrative head”, the order said, adding that private offices may open thrice a week subject to prior permission from the Deputy Commissioners and Sub-Divisional Officers (Civil).

The chief secretary also urged all employees of the government and private offices to get themselves vaccinated.

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