• Meghalaya Reports 5 Cases Of Omicron

    Meghalaya government has imposed a series of fresh restrictions from January 5
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    Meghalaya reported five new cases of Omicron variant of Covid-19 on Tuesday.

    As per information received, two patients are from Saiden (Ri-Bhoi district), one each from Langkyrding, Happy Valley, and Laitumkhrah - all from East Khasi Hills. 

    According to 'The Shillong Times' report, one Omicron-infected patient hails from Assam, while the remaining four are said to be from East Khasi Hills and Ri-Bhoi districts.

    The report also mentioned that out of the five patients (4 male, 1 female), one had come from the United States and the other from New Delhi and Assam.

    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.

    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."
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