Meghalaya: Returnees to isolate for 7 days regardless of COVID test result
Guwahati: Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma on Monday said that all those people returning to the state have been advised to keep themselves isolated for seven days even if they test negative for COVID-19.
The minister also urged the people of the state to follow Covid appropriate behaviour and get vaccinated.
Taking to Twitter he wrote, “Reviewed the #COVID19. Discussed the improvement of management up to the grassroot level. We advise returnees to keep themselves isolated for 7 days even if they test negative. Urge citizens to not be complacent, follow Covid Appropriate Behaviour & get vaccinated.”
He said that the situation in the state capital is “very serious” as the number of positive cases are rising. Meanwhile, Meghalaya’s COVID-19 tally on Monday rose to 16,124 as 130 more people tested positive for the virus while, one new fatality pushed the coronavirus death toll to 161.
The state now has 1,403 active COVID-19 cases. During the day 114 people recovered from the infection taking the total number of recoveries to 14,560.
The chief minister has also reviewed the oxygen situation and said that the state would set up six more oxygen production centres with the help of the United Nations Development Programe (UNDP) and the Government of India.
The government is also looking at the overall infrastructure and availability of recources and reviewing the state’s oxygen requirement, informed CM Sangma.