Meghalaya government has imposed a series of fresh restrictions from January 5 following the rapid surge of Covid-19 and Omicron cases throughout the country.
Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Monday conducted a meeting to review the Covid situation in Meghalaya in light of the number of Omicron cases in the country. Sangma also requested those eligible to get vaccinated against Covid-19.
According to the new guidelines, all persons entering Meghalaya, including those fully vaccinated, have to produce an RT-PCR negative report valid 72 hours prior to arrival at the Covid screening centres at the entry points or have to undergo a mandatory RT-PCR test at the entry points.
"For those being tested at the Covid Screening Centres at the entry points, it is mandatory to be isolated till the receipt of the report," according to the guidelines.
It added, "Night curfew shall be imposed by respective Deputy Commissioners from 10 pm to 5 am. Good vehicles including those carrying agriculture produce and vehicles engaged in health emergency cases are exempted from the purview of the curfew."
The government has allowed only 50 persons for funerals. "Private vehicles are allowed to ply subject to the odd-even rule with those registration numbers ending in odd to ply on Monday and those ending in even number to ply on Tuesday and to follow the odd-even sequence thereafter, as per orders to be issued by respective Deputy Commissioners. On Sunday, the restriction on odd-even rule shall not apply," mentioned the order.