SHILLONG April 30 - The Meghalaya Government today stated that eight COVID-19 patients in the State have fully recovered, while the reports of the tests on three other patients are awaited.
The eight patients were tested on Wednesday and found negative. However, as per protocol, their test samples were collected again after 24 hours and sent for tests today. �The new test results were also negative, which means that they have fully recovered,� Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said.
These eight patients have been advised to be in home quarantine for the next 14 days. �They do not have any symptoms of the disease and they can carry on with their normal life, but they have been advised to be in home quarantine,� he added.
Two other patients have also tested negative. Their test samples will be taken again and tested after 24 hours and if found negative after the second test, they, too, will be declared fully recovered. The test result of another patient is awaited, Tynsong added. There were 11 active cases of COVID-19 in the State and with today�s development, the number of active cases has gone down to three now.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Chief Minister appealed to the public not to stigmatize the patients.
Stranded citizens: Meghalaya has initiated the process of bringing back its citizens stranded in other North Eastern States, tentatively by May 5.
In a notification, the State Government said that Meghalaya citizens stranded in any of the North Eastern States can initiate the process of returning home by registering online. Those wishing to return should register at meghalayaonline.gov.in/covid/ before May 4. The notification stated that it is a prerequisite to register and fill up the online form. Those not having Internet access can call 81320 11037, 84330 38716, 97115 44148 and 73385 50288 between 9 am and 8 pm till May 4.
On the other hand, citizens stranded outside the North East region may have to wait a little longer till the Railways and flight services resume across the country.