Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma on Tuesday said the health authorities have established 2,000 contacts of the 69-year-old doctor of Bethany Hospital in Shillong.
The doctor tested positive for coronavirus on Monday.
“We have established 2,000 contacts approximately. We have also established about 200 primary contacts including his immediate family members and those who had come in close contact with the patient,” chief minister Sangma told reporters in Shillong on Tuesday.
Sangma said the state health authorities have conducted 90 tests and are waiting for results.
“We will do more tests,” he said.
The coronavirus infected person is under category C and is not on life support which is category D, Sangma said.
The state government has also instructed Bethany Hospital to shut both its branches here in the state capital and in Nongpoh in Ri-Bhoi district – and all staff are to mandatorily stay under quarantine.