SHILLONG, April 18 - The Meghalaya Government has detected two more COVID-19 positive cases in the past 24 hours, taking the total active positive cases to ten in the State.
Chief Minister Conrad Sangma tweeted that �both cases are from the house of the first patient � one is family and other a helper in the house�.
The first COVID-19 patient, a physician, had already died. Meanwhile, the primary contacts of the first patient have been traced. In all, 140 of them have been identified. The secondary contacts list stands at 4,755.
Significantly, the secondary contacts list has already been leaked on the social media. Sangma said an FIR has been filed against unknown persons who have leaked the data.
He stressed that such leaks breach privacy laws and urged the public not to share such sensitive information with others. �I urge that such data be deleted,� the Chief Minister said.
Meanwhile, as part of its preparedness to fight COVID-19, the Meghalaya Government said it is procuring additional personal protective equipment, masks and other medical items. The State recently purchased as many as 25 ambulances.