Over 12000 Meghalaya citizens return, test results of 320 awaited


TURA: The Meghalaya Government has released its latest data on the management of the situation arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic informing that till June 3rd as many as 12257 citizens have returned to the state from various parts of the country.

Among all the returnees only 741 remain in institutional quarantine and the contact tracing details of 69 High-Risk and 57 Low risk returnees have been obtained by the health department and are under monitoring, stated the government statement issued on Wednesday evening.

A total of 9344 suspected cases were taken for testing with 8933 turning out to be negative for Covid-19 infection. There are currently 320 returnees whose test results are awaited.

Out of 31 positive cases one passed away (in Shillong) and 13 others have recovered. Currently the state has 17 active cases. All positive cases have either been kept at quarantine centres or shifted to Covid hospitals.

The government has also informed that the state has in stock 1,58,228 Personal Protection Equipment (PPEs), 6,30,000 3 Ply Masks, and 2,06,086 N95 masks.

Health workers of the government has visited the homes of 24972 persons till date including multiple visits.

In another development, the state government has decided to train citizens on various preventive measures as part of awareness against Covid-19 and these trainings will be given across different sections of society, such as drivers, traders and the community as a whole.

The government has also announced that an initiative has been taken up for the elderly persons and those elderly with co-morbidity factors like cancer, hypertension, diabetes, cardio vascular diseases, among others.

A self-reporting diary with check list for the elderly has been prepared and a similar one for caregivers and community health workers has also been made to guide them in advising the senior citizens and those with co-morbid conditions, stated the government release.

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