Shillong, Apr 19: Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma, on sunday, revealed that the number of samples tested for COVID-19 are 766 out of which 678 have tested negative. Results of 77 samples are still awaited. The current number of patients tested positive for the virus is 11, with one death reported.
He also informed that all the patients infected with the novel corona virus in the state, including the wife of the index patient and their domestic help are stable.
Regarding the positive case from Pomlakrai Village, he said the Durbar Shnong has resolved to provide all necessary support to the family of the person who tested positive for COVID-19. He also lauded the villages for handling the incident amicably.
“The village has decided that they will take care of the household in terms of food and other essentials as they are in home quarantine and cannot come out to buy ration,” the chief minister said.
“The health department has collected samples from 36 primary contact of the positive individual from the village, The results of which is awaited he informed while adding that the Health Minister A.L Hek had also made a visit to the said village and met the Durbar Shnong and village elders.
Speaking on the MHA order regarding protocols for movement of stranded migrants within the state, the chief minister said that they will work to words its implementation after holding discussions.
On the issue of ICAR Umiam being designated as a testing centre, The chief Minister said that the government had taken this matter up almost about three weeks back with ICMR And during that time permission was not granted. However, he said that permission has been finally granted.
“I think in about 24 hours to 48 hours we will be having better information on that and I will be able to report. We should be able to double it’s not triple the testing facilities in the next 48 hours or 72 hours,” the Chief Minister said.