Six fresh cases in Meghalaya, total recorded cases jumps to 95

SHILLONG,Jul 7: Meghalaya recorded six more COVID-19 cases in the State taking the total active cases to 50. Of these 23 Border Security Force (BSF) personnel have contracted the virus.

Director of Health Service (MI), Dr. Aman Warr said that of the six new cases one is from Ri-Bhoi district and five are from East Khasi Hills district. Of the five cases in East Khasi Hills one is a Border Security Force (BSF) personnel and four are civilians.

Giving a total break up of active cases, Health and Family Welfare Minister, A. L. Hek informed that, there are 29 active cases in East Khasi Hills, 15 in Ri-Bhoi, South West Garo Hills – 2, East Jaintia Hills 1, West Garo Hills – 3.

The samples sent for testing till Tuesday afternoon ae 21823, samples yielded negative are 21414, test results awaited are 320, 43 recovered and two died of the virus.

Hek also informed that the BSF authorities has tested a total of 865 samples at the BSF Composite Hospital Umpling out of which 23 tested positive, 563 tests yielded negative results and the report of 281 are awaited.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Chief Minister informed that on Monday the government had asked the deputy commissioners of East Khasi Hills and Ri-Bhoi districts to conduct an inquiry into the wedding ceremony held at Greenwood Resort, Guwahati where 41 people from Shillong had attended it.

It may be mentioned that five online inter state passes were issued to four residents of the state. Each pass was valid for one way journey and one person per vehicle was allowed, however 41 attended the said wedding.

Tynsong said that whoever was responsible for the lapse the law will deal with it.

“Anyone found guilty will be behind bars,” the Deputy Chief Minister said.

Hek informed that out of the 41 who were tested with rapid kits 39 tested negative and two positive.