Meghalaya to Close All Entry Points to State from July 24 to 31 Amid Rise in Covid-19 Cases

Meghalaya to Close All Entry Points to State from July 24 to 31 Amid Rise in Covid-19 Cases

News18

The Meghalaya government has decided to close all entry points to the state from July 24 to 31 to intensify COVID-19 surveillance, as its caseload rose to 354 on Thursday with 16 more security personnel testing positive for the infection, officials said.

Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said only people engaged in essential services will be permitted to enter the state during the period.

"To reduce the burden on our health workers and administration engaged in intensive surveillance for the past four months, the state government has decided to close all the entry points to the state from July 24 to 31," he said.

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