An order that brought the office of The Shillong Times and BSF Umpling campus in Shillong under containment is likely to be lifted.
This was informed by director of health services (MI), Meghalaya, Dr Aman War on Tuesday.
Dr War said there was no fresh detection of positive cases within the premises of The Shillong Times office and all high and low risk contacts have tested negative.
Dr War, however, said all the 44 high risk contacts of the English daily, The Shillong Times will have to remain under quarantine.
“We went to see the office and sanitized it and are satisfied that the containment of the office building can be lifted,” Dr War said.
Stating that the decision to lift the containment order is with the deputy commissioner, Dr War said, “All the 44 high risk contacts have to remain under quarantine. They cannot come out or go to the office from the place where they are quarantined.”
The DHS also informed that the government has decided to lift the containment order which was imposed in the Border Security Force (BSF), Meghalaya Frontier headquarters, Umpling after all COVID19 patients have tested negative except a returnee, who is now under quarantine.
“The last positive COVID19 case was detected in the BSF campus Umpling on August 11. We have submitted a report to the deputy commissioner of East Khasi Hills district advising to lift the containment order for BSF Umpling based on the report submitted by the medical officer in-charge of the area,” War said.
Dr War informed that the BSF medical official has also assured to put in place stringent measures to prevent and contain the spread of COVID19 in the campus.