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Despite zero case, Meghalaya on full alert

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SHILLONG, April 9 - Meghalaya has reported no positive case of COVID-19 so far, and as many as 123 people with COVID-like symptoms have tested negative for the disease so far.

Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong today said that the State Government is not being complacent in any manner. �We are not complacent just because we do not have any positive case,� Tynsong maintained.

The Deputy Chief Minister said that 2,100 migrant workers have been provided refuge in 25 shelter homes across the State and are being provided with food. Paramedical teams are also monitoring them.

Several shelter homes have been identified across different districts that include eight in West Garo Hills, seven in East Khasi Hills, three in East Jaintia Hills, two each in North Garo Hills and Ri-Bhoi, and one each in West Jaintia Hills, South West Khasi Hills and East Garo Hills.

Meanwhile, Commissioner and Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department, Sampath Kumar said that those persons who underwent tests in the past 24 hours, have been kept under quarantine.

�They are kept for a day within the hospital premises and if the tests are negative, they are allowed to go home,� the Commissioner-Secretary said.

Kumar stated that private wards in the Civil Hospital, Shillong, corona care centres and hotels have been earmarked to quarantine health workers, if the need arises.

Moreover, 4,000 people who came to the State from outside and were placed under quarantine, have now completed their mandatory period of home quarantine.

Kumar added that the process of approval for a testing centre at Tura for the benefit of people of the Garo Hills region is on.

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Despite zero case, Meghalaya on full alert

SHILLONG, April 9 - Meghalaya has reported no positive case of COVID-19 so far, and as many as 123 people with COVID-like symptoms have tested negative for the disease so far.

Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong today said that the State Government is not being complacent in any manner. �We are not complacent just because we do not have any positive case,� Tynsong maintained.

The Deputy Chief Minister said that 2,100 migrant workers have been provided refuge in 25 shelter homes across the State and are being provided with food. Paramedical teams are also monitoring them.

Several shelter homes have been identified across different districts that include eight in West Garo Hills, seven in East Khasi Hills, three in East Jaintia Hills, two each in North Garo Hills and Ri-Bhoi, and one each in West Jaintia Hills, South West Khasi Hills and East Garo Hills.

Meanwhile, Commissioner and Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department, Sampath Kumar said that those persons who underwent tests in the past 24 hours, have been kept under quarantine.

�They are kept for a day within the hospital premises and if the tests are negative, they are allowed to go home,� the Commissioner-Secretary said.

Kumar stated that private wards in the Civil Hospital, Shillong, corona care centres and hotels have been earmarked to quarantine health workers, if the need arises.

Moreover, 4,000 people who came to the State from outside and were placed under quarantine, have now completed their mandatory period of home quarantine.

Kumar added that the process of approval for a testing centre at Tura for the benefit of people of the Garo Hills region is on.

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