Meghalaya Police clarify on Covid-19 positive case


TURA: The Meghalaya Police on Sunday denied news reports about two of its personnel testing positive for Covid-19 and informed that only one personnel had tested positive for the virus.

Assistant Inspector General of Police, G K Iangrai informed in a clarification that none of the police officials from West Garo Hills District have tested positive for COVID-19, and only one police official posted in the State was found positive for the virus.

“The COVID-19 positive case of a police official in the State is that of an official currently posted at Khlieriat in East Jaintia Hills, who on returning from his parent district West Garo Hills was directed to undergo medical screening as per protocol. Both RTK Test as well as RT PCR Test were conducted where it was confirmed that the official has been infected with the virus,” Iangrai said adding, the official is currently under medical observation.

According to Iangrai, directions were also issued by the department to all Districts and Units to strictly adhere to the protocols and guidelines of Covid-19.

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