SHILLONG, May 3 - Meghalaya will have to wait a bit longer to become COVID-free with the lone active patient of the State retesting positive today.
According to Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong, the test result of the lone COVID 19 patient has come positive. The samples of the patient would be sent for retest after three days as per the health protocols.
There were 11 active cases in the State and one person had died. All but one remains positive at this moment. The rest who have recovered are in home quarantine for 14 days.
Meanwhile, the Indian Air Force today showered flower petals from helicopters over the Civil Hospital, Bethany Hospital and NEIRIGHMS this morning.
The Chief Minister along with Health Minister AL Hek and other officials were at the Civil Hospital to lend support and encouragement to the health workers.
Applauding them, Sangma said people owe their gratitude to the frontline health workers.
He encouraged them by adding that the health workers despite the difficult times have continued their work with dedication.
�At this time of crisis, it is very important that we keep the spirits of our frontline workers upbeat. Let us continue to fight together to overcomes this global pandemic,� Sangma later tweeted.