Five Omicron cases detected in Meghalaya

Shillong, Jan 4: Meghalaya has detected five Omicron cases on Tuesday according to reports.

According to reports, two cases are from Saiden in Ri-Bhoi district and three from East Khasi Hills district (one each in Laitumkhrah, Langkyrding and Happy Valley).

Further details are still awaited.

Meanwhile, the East Khasi Hills district administration, in order to contain the spread of the Omicron variant, had decided to impose Night Curfew from 10 pm to 5 am daily beginning Wednesday.

The district magistrate stated that there shall be a total ban on movement during this time.

All official, public and political gatherings are prohibited, weddings are permitted at 50 percent of the capacity in an enclosed space and maximum of 100 persons for unenclosed/open space, not exceeding 100 persons in either case.

Gatherings for which permission has already been granted by this office will be reviewed on a case to case basis and may await this office permission.

Moreover, private transport within East Khasi Hills may ply on Odd-Even number basis with those registration numbers ending in odd number to ply on Monday and those ending in even number to ply on Tuesday and to follow the odd-even sequence thereafter.

However, on Sundays the restriction on Odd-Even rule shall not apply.

Also wearing of masks is mandatory and anyone found without a mask is liable to be fined.

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