Shillong, June 25: The state government has decided to put in place containment measures with effect from Saturday in order to safeguard the state from an uncontrollable surge in Covid-19 cases.
In an order issued on Friday, Chief Secretary MS Rao said that containment measures will be enforced in the stat from June 26 until further orders.
The chief secretary said 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.
Rao said based on needs, the deputy commissioners and SDOs (Civil) are authorised to impose lockdown or curfew in their respective districts and sub-divisions.
“Districts with high positivity rate are advised to impose stricter measures in order to contain the surge in Covid-19 cases,” he said.
The order said political, public, social and religious gatherings are not permitted including conferences, meetings and trainings.
Entry of tourists from outside the state is not permitted and all tourist spots will continue to remain closed.
The inter-state movement of persons will be restricted but this will not apply to transit vehicles of Assam, Tripura, Manipur and Mizoram.
Inter-district or intra-district movement to and from Shillong urban agglomeration and any other containment area notified by respective deputy commissioners and SDOs will be restricted except for those who fall under exempted category.