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EKH lockdown extended by another week

Shillong, June 11: The state government has extended lockdown by one more week till June 21 in East Khasi Hills.

The government also asked deputy commissioners in other districts to decide on extending the lockdown according to the situation due to the high Covid positivity rate.

The decision was made on Friday after Chief Minister Conrad Sangma held a meeting in Jowai, West Jaintia Hills, with Cabinet members and other officials.

West Jaintia Hills district has positivity rate of 33%. The average state positivity rate is 12.9%, which is three times more than the state average.

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