Amid rumours that a suspected case of coronavirus was reported in premier health institute — North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS), health officials have clarified that the patient who was admitted in the institute was diagnosed with fever and cough and asserted that no such cases have been reported in the East Khasi Hills district till date.
Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma has accused the Congress of trying to create confusion over the selection of NPP State president, Dr. W.R. Kharlukhi as the consensus candidate of the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) for the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls.
The ‘Meghalayan Age’ event kicked off today at Thadlaskein in West Jaintia Hills. The event which was earlier conceptualised to be a gala affair was, however, scaled down to a conclave due to health advisory concerns.
The East Khasi Hills District Administration has totally lifted the night curfew in the whole curfew bound areas.
The curfew was imposed in these areas since February 28 – Municipal area, whole of cantonment area, all areas under Mawlai Block including census town, all areas under Mawpat Block including census town, areas under Mylliem Block, Madanrting, Mawblei , Laitkor, Nongkseh, umlyngka, Lawsohtun, Mawdiangdiang, Diengiong, Siejiong, Bara Bazar, Paltan bazar Stand jeep from District Council Point leading to Motphran area and upto YMCA, Iew Mawlong and areas falling there under, entire police bazar bounded by quinted road to Umsohsun Bridge, and from Khyndailad – G.S Road – Boucher Road Junction in Shillong with effect from 5 am of March 8.
It is to be mention, the curfew was imposed in these areas since February 28 following a clash which erupted in Shella.
The state government had also suspended internet services in Meghalaya and the ban was only lifted on March 8 morning.
The Government of Meghalaya has decided to cancel the proposed Meghalayan Age festival scheduled to be held from March 7-15 in Thadlaskein in West Jaintia Hills district but instead have the Meghalayan Age conclave and conference with participation of limited invitees only and will not be open to the general public.