‘No compulsion on re-opening of edn institutions and tourism’

‘No compulsion on re-opening of edn institutions and tourism’
Conrad Sangma
Correspondent SHILLONG, SEP 3 | Publish Date: 9/3/2021 12:04:53 PM IST

Though the government has permitted re-opening of educational institutions and the tourism sector in Meghalaya from September 1 last, it would ultimately depend on the local authorities to decide on it and there would be no compulsion to re-open, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said on Friday.

 “We have been very clear with everybody, whether its tourism or with schools, that the local authorities will have a lot of power to decide what they want to do,” Sangma the told reporters when pointed out that there was concern in Sohra (Cherrapunjee), where people feel that entry points should be set up to limit the entry of tourists due to fear of the spread of COVID-19. “If a particular village in Sohra or an area in Jaintia Hills or Ri-Bhoi not desire that tourists should come in, then they can close their tourism sector, there is no problem in that. Similarly schools also, if they feel they don’t want to open up, nobody is going to force them,” the Chief Minister emphasised.

“What we are trying to do right now is open up in a phase-wise manner and give flexibility to people who would like to open up and at the same time allow people who are not very comfortable with things opening up the flexibility not to. So if people from Sohra, or whichever area it maybe, are not comfortable then they may close the sector for the time being and see and wait when the situation improves or when they feel comfortable,” he underscored.

 “After seeing that numbers have come down considerably compared to last two to three weeks, we have opened up number of activities. We want more of such activities to be opened up so that normalcy can return,” the Chief Minister said.

Meanwhile, 193 cases of COVID-19 infection added up to 2295 active cases and the death of one person, who was not vaccinated against the virus increased the fatality figure to 1,323, while 172 more recoveries surged the number of recovered cases from the viral infection to 72,886 on Friday in Meghalaya, which has so far registered 76,504 confirmed cases.

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