Meghalaya to close all entry points from July 24 to 31 amid spike in COVID-19 cases

New Delhi (NVI): The Meghalaya government has decided to close all entry points of the state from July 24 to 31 amid rise in coronavirus cases.

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

The state government took this decision to reduce the burden on the health worker and administration engaged in intensive surveillance for the past four months, according to media reports.

The entry points of Byrnihat, Ratacherra, Bajengdoba, Tikrikilla, Mirjumla and Hallidayganj will be shut during this period.

According to latest figures, the total number of coronavirus cases in the stated stand at 377 while the state has recorded 2 fatalities from the virus so far.