The Meghalaya government has begun the contract tracing of those people, who came in contact with the Guwahati-based businessman, who has tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on April 3rd, 2020.
The businessman is a resident Spanish Garden, a luxury highrise on Zoo Road in Guwahati. He had visited Shillong on March 25th, 2020 after he returned from Delhi on February 29th, 2020.
As per reports, he visited Shillong due to business purpose and also met a friend. Assam has recorded a total of 26 COVID-19 positive cases so far.
The businessman is the first reported non-Nizamuddin infected case in Assam and the third in the entire Northeast.
The State Government has sounded a high alert even though no positive case of COVID-19 has been found in Meghalaya so far.
Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong told media that the State Government is taking all measures to prevent the possible outbreak of the virus in the State.
7,700 people have already been quarantined in the State. On the other hand, 66 people have been tested and all the results are negative.
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