Meghalaya on Tuesday registered one more COVID19 positive case.
The infected person is from Garo Hills who was among the returnees from Chennai.
Confirming the news, Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma on Tuesday said the patient is asymptomatic and has been under institutional quarantine at Tura.
“One of the persons from Garo Hills, who came back from chennai in the second batch has tested positive for Covid -19.. the person is asymtomatic (sic) and has been in institutional quarantine in Tura. We are monitoring the situation,” tweeted chief minister Sangma.
One of the persons from Garo Hills, who came back from chennai in the second batch has tested positive for Covid -19.. the person is asymtomatic and has been in institutional quarantine in Tura. We are monitoring the situation.
— Conrad Sangma (@SangmaConrad) May 19, 2020
However, the chief minister asked the people of the state not to panic.
“We should not to panic … but need to handle this with utmost care and responsibility,” said the chief minister.
The chief minister has urged the citizens of the state to take care of the elderly people as they are vulnerable to the infection.
“We need to take care of elderly people and people with comorbid conditions. Asymptotic and young people are recovering from this by observing isolation,” Sangma tweeted.
In another tweeted, chief minister Sangma said: “We have increased the screening points to 14 to accommodate the inflow of over 1400 citizens back to #Meghalaya from #Karnataka and to prepare for those returning from other states as well. Process and protocols were reviewed for the same in today’s meeting.”