All the 16 members of Meghalaya’s first COVID-19 patient tested negative, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma informed on Wednesday.

Among the 16 patients who were tested, also included those 8 members who had earlier tested positive for the virus.

In a tweet, Sangma said that 16 family members of the index patient were tested again, including the 8 who were positive.

“Their test results came in today and they have all tested negative,” he said.

Sangma, however, further said that the eight positive cases will need to be tested again after 24 hours as per protocol to completely declare them as recovered.


Meanwhile, 6,507 individuals in Meghalaya are under home quarantine and 312 under institutional quarantine.

150 home visits were made till Sunday by a team of doctors for primary contacts under home quarantine.


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