Meghalaya | 15 per cent of local taxis to be allowed to operate in Shillong

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Published: June 26,2021 03:05 PM
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The Meghalaya government decided to allow 15 per cent of local taxis to operate in Shillong from June 28

June 26, 2021:   The Meghalaya government on Friday decided to allow 15 per cent of local taxis to operate in Shillong from June 28, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said. The taxi operators will, however, have to display their COVID-19 vaccination certificates on their vehicles.



Sangma tweeted,”Key decisions of the Govt. post the Covid Review Meeting today:



1. 15% of public transport (local taxis) will be allowed to operate in Shillong from 28th June 2021. Declaration of 'Vaccinated' or 'Non-Vaccinated' status of drivers will need to be displayed on the vehicles.”





The decision was taken at a review meeting during the day in line with an order of the Meghalaya High Court which upheld the need to display the vaccination status of those running shops or operating commercial vehicles, officials said.





Restaurants and hotels will be allowed to open but only for home delivery and takeaways.



In rural areas, hotels and tea shops will be allowed to open but cannot serve food inside the tea stalls, the chief minister said.



At the COVID-19 review meeting, Sangma also said that kits with essential items will be provided to COVID-19 patients staying in Corona Care Centres.



The lockdown in the state had been extended till further orders as the number of COVID-19 cases was "still very high".





Meanwhile, Meghalaya on Friday recorded seven COVID-19 fatalities and 602 new cases pushing the death toll to 814 and the caseload to 47,480.



At present, there are 4,665 active coronavirus cases in the state.