Shillong, May 18: Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong, on Monday, informed that the last COVID-19 patient has been declared recovered after two consecutive retests came out negative.
Despite being COVID-19 free, he revealed that East Khasi Hills District has been put under Orange Zone.
The Deputy CM also informed reporters that a total of 6565 stranded Meghalaya citizens have returned to the state till date. He added that 1250 stranded persons, mostly students, have left Bengaluru and will arrive on May 20.
During the briefing, he said that a total of 3207 samples have been tested for COVID-19, out of which 2883 recorded negative and the results of 311 samples are awaited.
Tynsong said that currently there are over 7000 COVID-19 Committees in place. “Committees were formed in all Block Levels , District Levels and State Level,” he said.
He expressed his gratitude to doctors, health care professionals, volunteers in the frontline for their hard work.
Regarding the extension of lockdown, Tynsong said that the state will follow the guidelines issued by the central government. “Inter state movement is still prohibited, we are working on protocols for transportation,” he said.
On the issue of a resident from Meghalaya who alleged that she was not accommodated by Meghalaya House in Delhi, the Deputy CM said that due to COVID-19 certain protocols were in place.