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Archery to resume from July 21 in Meghalaya

“Archery and teer counters will be permitted to open from July 21 as per SOP to be issued by this office,” East Khasi Hills Deputy Commissioner, Isawanda Laloo said in an order.

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Shillong: Archery or ‘teer’, a traditional sports, on which lawful betting is held and is a means of livelihood for many in Meghalaya will resume from July 21 after remaining closed for months due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Archery and teer counters will be permitted to open from July 21 as per SOP to be issued by this office,” East Khasi Hills Deputy Commissioner, Isawanda Laloo said in an order.
The Deputy Commissioner has permitted reopening of fitness centres and resumption of non-contact sports (archery, shooting, cycling, fencing and athletics) and semi-contact sports (golf, lawn tennis and badminton) in strict compliance with the standard operating procedures (SOPs).
Transportation in East Khasi Hills district has been increased to 30 per cent in urban areas and 50 per cent in rural areas, as per the order, which has also stated that the drivers of commercial vehicles will have to clearly display their vaccination status on the vehicles.
“There will be no transportation of passengers outside Shillong Urban Agglomeration and its adjoining areas,” the order specified.
Containment measures and night curfew from 7 pm to 5 am have also been extended throughout East Khasi Hills, including Shillong, which is the most Covid-19 hit district in the State.
Containment measures have also been enhanced and extended in some other districts, including West Garo Hills, which have high cases of COVID-19 cases.

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