As COVID-19 cases are on a rise in Guwahati which is under complete lockdown, the Meghalaya government has decided to impose total lockdown in areas in the state which are bordering Guwahati.

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Chief minister Conrad Sangma said that areas like Byrnihat, Jorabat till Khanapara, will be under lockdown due to the surge in COVID-19 cases in Assam.

“Inter-state movement continues to be restricted. DC will issue necessary orders accordingly,” the chief minister said.

Sangma, who visited Manipur and Delhi recently, is currently under home quarantine.

On June 28, 327 new COVID-19 positive cases were detected in Assam. Out of these, 195 cases were reported from Guwahati city.

So far, Assam reported a total of 7492 positive cases, out of which 2390 are active cases and 5088 persons have recovered. The disease has so far claimed the lives of 11 people in Assam.

Whereas in neighbouring Meghalaya, the total cases were 47, out of which 42 have recovered with one death so far.

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