CM violates COVID SOP, attends office
SHILLONG, Jan 25: Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma, who was tested positive for COVID-19 on January 21, attended office on Tuesday in violation of the quarantine protocol.
The chief minister is scheduled to unfurl the national flag at the official Republic Day celebrations at Polo Grounds on Wednesday.
A senior government official admitted that the chief minister violated the protocol by attending office just four days after testing positive.
As per the new standard operating procedures (SOP) issued by the Health department on January 10 amid Omicron concerns in Meghalaya, all COVID positive patients need to undergo isolation for seven days since the day they are tested positive and the patient should not experience any fever or other symptoms for at least three consecutive days before the discharge.
The order also said that all asymptomatic patients and high-risk contacts should quarantine or isolate for five days and strictly continue to wear a mask around others for five additional days.
It may be recalled that the CM had mentioned on Twitter that he had tested positive for COVID-19 and was suffering from mild symptoms.
Governor Satya Pal Malik, who had tested positive for COVID-19 on January 20, is not attending the Republic Day celebrations. Even the annual “at home” function at Raj Bhavan has been cancelled this year.