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First COVID-19 case detected in Shillong, curfew imposed

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GUWAHATI, April 14: The Meghalaya government imposed curfew in Shillong from Tuesday morning after a doctor from a Shillong hospital tested positive for COVID-19.

The doctor is from Shillong's Bethany Hospital.

The Shillong district magistrate imposed curfew in Shillong agglomeration area starting from 6 am of April 14 with the exception of essential services.

Residents were requested not to come out of their residences to enable the health department to do contact tracing and take appropriate remedial measures, the Chief Minister's Office informed.

Residents who had visited Bethany Hospital were asked to register themselves by calling 108.

The Meghalaya government further "strongly recommended" that residents of the State must use a protective two-layer cotton material to cover nose, mouth and chin and follow hand hygiene besides cough etiquette and social distancing protocols.

The Meghalaya cabinet will meet again on Tuesday to review the decisions taken by the cabinet on Monday.

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First COVID-19 case detected in Shillong, curfew imposed

GUWAHATI, April 14: The Meghalaya government imposed curfew in Shillong from Tuesday morning after a doctor from a Shillong hospital tested positive for COVID-19.

The doctor is from Shillong's Bethany Hospital.

The Shillong district magistrate imposed curfew in Shillong agglomeration area starting from 6 am of April 14 with the exception of essential services.

Residents were requested not to come out of their residences to enable the health department to do contact tracing and take appropriate remedial measures, the Chief Minister's Office informed.

Residents who had visited Bethany Hospital were asked to register themselves by calling 108.

The Meghalaya government further "strongly recommended" that residents of the State must use a protective two-layer cotton material to cover nose, mouth and chin and follow hand hygiene besides cough etiquette and social distancing protocols.

The Meghalaya cabinet will meet again on Tuesday to review the decisions taken by the cabinet on Monday.

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