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Border Haats in East Khasi Hills to remain suspended

Shillong, March 16, 2020 (MMP): As a preventive measure to stop the spread of COVID-19, all Border Haats in East Khasi Hills District shall remain suspended with immediate effect until further orders. This was informed by the Deputy Commissioner, East Khasi Hills District. This order is issued in pursuance to the directions in the emergent video conferencing meeting with the Chief Secretary to the Government of Meghalaya held on 12th March, 2020 to review preparedness for COVID-19 and reference made in respect of directions from Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. Meanwhile, Meghalaya Government has ordered 50000 personal protective equipments and 6 lakh hand sanitizers in view of Corona-virus outbreak. In this regard, MeghalayaChief Minister Conrad Sangma said that apart from personal protective equipment, Government has ordered 50,000 N-95 masks, 6 lakh 3 ply masks, 32 ventilators, 6 lakh hand sanitizers and many thermal scanners. Terming the situation as critical, Sangma said that the transmission rate of COVID-19 is 42 percent and the mortality rate in China is 4 percent whereas globally it is 2 percent. MMP

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