Apart from COVID patients Civil hospitals to treat general patients

SHILLONG, Apr 27: A total of 1254 samples for COVID-19 have been tested so far out of which 1182 cases tuned out negative, the samples of 60 cases are awaited and the state has so far recorded 12 positive cases of which 11 cases are active and one died.

Briefing reporters on Monday, deputy chief minister, Prestone Tynsong said that after detailed report the Civil Hospitals in Shillong, Jowai and Tura have been asked to treat general patients apart from Coronavirus cases.

Earlier it was decided that the three Civil Hospitals would solely treat COVID-19 patents.

Meanwhile, Dr Aman Warr, Director of Health Services (MI) informed that those who have tested positive for COVID-19 will be again tested on the last day of quarantine (14th day) and also 24 hours later before they can be declared by authorities that they have been cured of the virus.

Meanwhile, on the issue of reopening of schools, the government has said that nothing has been finalized on the matter.

It may be mentioned that on Saturday, the Education department held a meeting with various stakeholders on the matter, but officials informed that matters were decided only internally.

Informing reporters that the government will seek the views of the school managing committees on the matter even as he added that if schools are to reopen it will be done phase wise even as he pointed out that Shillong agglomeration is considered a ‘hot spot’.

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