Meghalaya Health Minister AL Hek today proposed to the assembly during the ongoing budget session to close all educational institutions from March 17 till 31 in view of the global coronavirus outbreak.

However, the final decision will be taken later during a meeting being convened by Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma and chief secretary.


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#All Educational institutions within the state are to remain closed except for holding examination.

#Places of mass gathering like Cinema halls, Gynasiums, major sports events and Swimming pools are to be closed.

#Conference, workshops, meeting, seminars, training etc which involve large gatherings are to be postponed or cancelled.

#All non-essential travel outside and into the state are to be postponed or avoided.

#Visiting big open and enclosed market and Tourist places are to be avoided.

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#Social distancing and hand-hygiene to be maintained in places of work and workship.

#Notified fairs and festivals are to be postponed or cancelled.

#Close contact in public transport is to be avoided.

#Companies or offices with work from home option may permit employees to do so.


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