Parks, religious places in Shillong to re-open

Correspondent Shillong, Aug 22 | Publish Date: 8/22/2021 12:07:52 PM IST

Parks in this mountainous state capital of Meghalaya will re-open from Monday to the local residents, who are 18 years and above and vaccinated against COVID-19, the government has notified, even as religious places have opened on Sunday. 

 “Public parks like Ward’s Lake, Lady Hydari Park, etc., are permitted to re-open for vaccinated persons, subject to compliance to protocols. Other Parks privately owned are also permitted to re-open for vaccinated persons,” East Khasi Hills District Magistrate, Isawanda Laloo said in her order.
 “Entry of tourists is not permitted and all tourist spots in East Khasi Hills shall remain closed,” the order specified.
Religious places and places of worship have also been permitted to re-open, subject to  strict compliance with the SOP issued by the Home (Political) Department, the order said, adding that night curfew will be promulgated in the district from 7 pm to 5 am on a daily  basis as part of containment measures because of the ongoing pandemic. 
Meanwhile, nine deaths due to COVID-19 related complications increased the number of  deaths on this account to 1,278 and 317 new cases of infection added up to 3,062 active  cases, while 382 more recoveries surged the number of recovered cases to 69,425 on Sunday in Meghalaya, which has registered 73,765 confirmed cases so far.  
Data released by the National Health Mission, Government of Meghalaya, under the  Integrated Disease Surveillance Project (IDSP) revealed that seven of the nine Covid-19  inflicted patients who died had not been vaccinated against the virus.

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