Meghalaya asks residents not to travel to Guwahati

SHILLONG: Meghalaya Government on Friday discussed about the increasing number of positive cases in neighbouring Guwahati and urged the people of the state to avoid going to Guwahati as two-weeks-long lockdown is be re-imposed in Guwahati from Sunday.

“We have discussed about the increasing cases in Guwahati and we have instructed the authorities in entry and exit points to be more proactive,” Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said.

Meanwhile, a person who came from Guwahati few days back has tested positive for COVID-19 taking state’s total active cases to 4 here on Friday.

Health and Family Welfare Minister, AL Hek said that the person hails from Umden village in Ri Bhoi district and he came to the village on June 24 after staying in Guwahati for two months.

The person was under quarantine and now he has been shifted to Corona Care Centre. The patient is asymptomatic and he is working as a driver of the vehicle which was engaged in the distribution of milk in Assam.

Till date, the state had 47 positive cases out of which 42 have recovered and one person died.

Hek also said that as of now, 18037 samples have been sent for testing out of which 17741 have tested negative and results of 250 samples are being awaited.

 

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