Meghlaya News: Eight more people found covoid19 positive when returned from Tamil nadu. Those returnees from Chennai in a special train on Friday night tested positive for COVID-19 in Meghalaya in the rapid test conducted at the testing centers.
Initially 12 tested positive but subsequently four of them tested negative after a test was conducted through RT-PCR test. Confirming this, health and family welfare minister AL Hek stated that results of all seven individuals from Shillong are awaited at midnight.
Meanwhile, they are all in institutional quarantine for 28 days. Earlier, Meghalaya government stated out of 873 stranded residents of Meghalaya, who have returned from Tamil Nadu, 12 tested positive for COVID-19 by rapid diagnostic test kits.
This was confirmed by the Meghalaya government in a statement issued on Saturday night.
The statement said that seven of the infected people are from Eastern Khasi Hills, four from Tura and one from Ri Bhoi district.
“Immediately, they were taken to a quarantine center in their respective district,” the statement said.
“Their samples were collected and sent for PCR testing at NEIGRIHMS and Tura Civil Hospital.”
“The results were negative for four from Tura and one of Ri Bhoi, while the results of seven returns from East Khasi Hills will be released on Sunday,” the statement quoted Deputy Chief Minister Preston Tinsong as saying.
“The government is grateful to all the concerned Deputy Commissioners, District Medical and Health Officers and Traditional Heads for their hard work in getting returns from Tamil Nadu,” the statement said. Meghalaya had earlier registered only one active COVID-19 case while 11 patients had recovered from the disease.
The fatal disease claimed the life of the state’s first COVID-19 positive patient