Shillong, Jun 11: With the COVID-19 positivity rate continuing to be high, the ongoing lockdown in the East Khasi Hills district, which includes state capital Shillong, has been further extended up to June 21.
“Though the number of positive cases have come down in a few districts but since the positivity rate is still in the danger mark, Government has decided to extend the lockdown in East Khasi Hills district till June 21, 2021,” Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma announced after a review meeting on Friday.
He said the other deputy commissioners in the state have been empowered to decide for other districts, where lockdown is in force.
Sangma said that “few relaxations” would be allowed as deemed fit by the respective Deputy Commissioners and up to 20 percent of non essential shops may be opened in certain areas in the State, adding that the Deputy Commissioners may also permit up to 20 percent of commercial vehicles to operate.
“The above relaxations will be decided by the respective Deputy Commissioners based on the local conditions,” the Chief Minister underscored.