SHILLONG, June 11 - Five persons tested negative for COVID-19 in Meghalaya today, taking the total recoveries to 18. There are still 25 active cases in the State.
Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said today: �Five individuals have recovered after testing negative twice.� Meghalaya has reported a total of 44 positive cases so far. With today�s recoveries, the State�s recovery rate has touched 40.9 per cent. However, it is below the national recovery rate of 49.21 per cent.
Moreover, all the cases which have been reported so far, have travel history, barring one which is being investigated along with contact tracing.
Those returning to the State from outside are being sent for tests and only when the results are negative, they are sent for the 14-day quarantine in home or community centres. Strict protocols are being followed at all places, including offices, which have opened for business.
Meanwhile, rumours circulated in the social media about two people working in the Chief Minister�s Secretariat and the National Informatics Centre (NIC) having tested positive for COVID-19, last evening.
The Chief Minister�s Office quickly dismissed the rumours, stating that nobody at the Secretariat or the NIC has tested positive. Later today, Sangma appealed to the people not to spread fake news.
�Request our citizens to refrain from circulating, forwarding unverified information and create panic. Have instructed our officials in the meeting today to take stringent action against such individuals. Let�s avoid spreading fake news,� the Chief Minister tweeted.