The tally of active COVID-19 cases in Meghalaya rose to 121 after 26 more cases were reported from the state on Friday.
In a tweet, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said, “26 more persons from BSF, Umpling have tested positive for COVID19. Total Active 121, Total Recovered 45.”
26 more persons from BSF, Umpling have tested positive for COVID19
Total Active 121
Total Recovered 45
— Conrad Sangma (@SangmaConrad) July 10, 2020
It may be mentioned here that following the single day sharp spike in COVID-19 cases among BSF personnel in Umpling on Thursday, where 38 positive cases were reported, the East Khasi Hills District Magistrate M War Nongbri issued a late-night order declaring the entire Frontier Headquarters BSF Campus at Umpling as a containment zone.
According to the order, unregulated entry/exit movement on the campus site is restricted, apart from preventing any person from either going into or moving out of the BSF campus.
“Inhabitants within the BSF campus have been asked to stay indoors and restriction has been put on gatherings, events or functions,” the order stated.
“All government & private institutions and shopping establishments will have to be shut down with immediate effect,” it added.
“The East Khasi Hill district administration will arrange for the supply of medicine and other essentials,” the order added.