Shillong, April 27th 2021 (MMP): Meghalaya today registered 147 new COVID-19 cases bringing the total tally of active cases to 1,456. However, the state also received the good tidings that 90 cases were recovered today bringing the total numbered of recovered cases to 14,650. The recovery rate stands at 90.04 percent. Of the 1,456 active cases, 1,055 are in East Khasi Hills district, 94 in West Jaintia Hills, 143 in Ri-Bhoi, 20 in West Khasi Hills, 64 in East Jaintia Hills, 53 in West Garo Hills, 14 in South West Khasi Hills, 05 in East Garo Hills, 02 in North Garo Hills and 03 each in South Garo Hills district and South West Garo Hills district.
Seven-day mandatory quarantine for returnees even if tested negative
Meghalaya Government has made mandatory all returnees from outside the state to quarantine for seven days, even if they are tested negative through RT-PCR. This decision was taken in view of the rise in the number of new COVID-19 positive cases among the returnees.
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, after the review meeting in Shillong said that all returnees who tested positive or negative for COVID-19 must be isolated as the number of new positive cases keeps rising and the positivity rate is also one of the highest in the past many months.
On the state’s requirement for COVID vaccine, he said that the state government has written a letter to the Centre requesting it to provide the vaccine to the state around 30 lakh doses. He also urged the citizens to take the vaccine, as a precautionary. The Chief Minister said that if the trend continues, the state may touch 5000 active cases also within the next few days.
The Chief Minister said that the state Government has taken measures by imposing more restrictions in certain areas including opening of non essential shops especially in Shillong in order to avoid lockdown. MMP