Meghalaya Speaker written to Conrad to seal inter-state border amidst COVID-19 cases in Assam

Shillong, April 2: Meghalaya Assembly Speaker, Metbah Lyngdoh has written a letter to Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma suggesting to put in measures amidst the surge in cases in neighbouring Assam.

In the letter to the Chief Minister, Lyngdoh suggested the state government to adopt stringent measures to seal the international border with Bangladesh and also the inter-state border.

The Meghalaya Assembly Speaker also urged the Chief Minister to seal all the Entry and Exit points.

These are at Ratacherra East Jaintia Hills, Saitsama, Umransu and Dawki West Jaintia Hills, Byrnihat, Umsiang Maiong, Mawlasnai Khyndewso Mawhati Constituency, Sabuda point, IewMawroh, Rani Godown Jirang Constituency all in Ri-Bhoi District, Athiabari, Hatim and Langpih in West Khasi Hills, Dainadubi and Bajengdoba in North Garo Hills, Phulbari, Tikrikilla and Dalu in West Garo Hills and Garobadha in South West Garo Hills.

Lyngdoh also suggested that all village markets be closed till situation permits for reopening.The Meghalaya Assembly Speaker also said that the seven individuals from Meghalaya who attended the religious gathering in Delhi and who are quarantined separately in Delhi and Uttar-Pradesh should not be permitted to enter the state till such time as deemed safe by Health Authorities.

“A follow up on the travel history of those positive COVID tested at Assam recently may be tracked for further action by Health Authority,” Lyngdoh said.

In the letter to the Chief Minister, he also said that students studying outside the state who intends to return back after the lockdown period, may be advised to continue staying in their respective places to ensure their safety as well as for the safety of the people of the State.

“During relaxation period for procurement of essential items more awareness campaign for social distance must be maintained and adhered to by the public, especially in urban areas in view of the density in population. More options of home delivery may also be engaged,” Lyngdoh said.

The Assembly Speaker also urged the state government that measures taken by it may be intimated to all the MLAs with a copy to the Assembly Secretariat, in order to ensure implementations of the same at the ground level.

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