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Meghalaya Govt shuts tourist spots

By The Assam Tribune

SHILLONG, March 18 - The Meghalaya Government today decided to shut tourist spots in the State as part of its measures to prevent any possible transmission and outbreak of novel coronavirus.

�All tourist spots in the State of Meghalaya, including parks and recreational areas, are hereby advised to close till March 31,� the order said.

The State�s preparedness to tackle COVID-19 was also reviewed by Chief Minister Conrad Sangma at a meeting during which he asked deputy commissioners to screen all people entering their districts.

State Health Minister AL Hek and Home Minister Lahkmen Rymbui were also present at the review meeting. The Chief Minister gave the instructions via video conferencing to the deputy commissioners and medical officers of the districts.

The meeting also discussed the need for medical volunteers, stocking of essential commodities, and setting up of isolation wards, testing centres and control rooms. � PTI

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