SHILLONG, May 1 - Meghalaya now has only one active COVID-19 case after two more patients tested negative in two successive days and were declared as fully recovered.
As many as 12 cases of COVID-19 were reported in the State, including one death. Over the fortnight, ten patients have tested negative as per the protocol laid down by the Union Health Ministry.
�The two positive cases who are hospitalized at Civil Hospital, Shillong, are tested negative in two consecutive tests done after 14 days of isolation. They are now categorized as recovered,� Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said today.
On Friday, eight other patients had tested negative. All these patients were tested twice as per protocol and then declared as fully recovered by the State Government.
These people will, however, be under home quarantine for the next 14 days. There is now just one active case and a test sample of this lone patient has been sent and the result is awaited.
So far, 1,629 samples have been sent for testing and 15,557 have tested negative. The results of 60 test samples are still awaited. In all, 24,382 persons have been screened.
As of today, there are 6,815 persons under home quarantine and 312 are under quarantine at institutions. The COVID-19-positive cases have been reported only in East Khasi Hills district out of the 11 districts and hence, it has been marked as an orange zone.
The State Government has allowed the movement of people in the other districts not affected by the virus. But these movements will be under strict protocol. Those wishing to move from one district to another will have to take permission from the district administration.
The State Government has also stated that people stranded in other North Eastern States will be allowed to return after May 5. They will have to first register at meghalayaonline.gov.in/covid. Alternatively, they can call on 8132011037, 8433038716, 9711544148 and 7338550288 between 9 am to 8 pm till May 4.