Meghalaya: Local taxis allowed to ply in Shillong at 15 per cent, vaccination certificate mandatory
At a review meeting held on Friday, the Meghalaya government has decided to allow 15 per cent of local taxis to operate in Shillong from June 28 onwards.
However, the taxi operators will have to display their COVID-19 vaccination certificates on their vehicles.
"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," chief minister Conrad K Sangma tweeted from his official Twitter handle.
Earlier, the Meghalaya High Court had mentioned that those running shops or operating commercial vehicles should display their vaccination status without failure.
Meanwhile, restaurants and hotels will be serviceable for home delivery and takeaways. However, in rural areas, hotels and tea shops will be permitted to function but cannot essentially serve food inside tea stalls, the chief minister added.
CM Sangma also informed that COVID-19 patients, staying in various Corona Care Centres will be provided with kits, including essential items.
(Edited by Ridhika Joshi)
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