Byrnihat police outpost in Meghalaya’s Ri-Bhoi district has been temporarily closed after one of the police officials of the outpost tested positive for COVID19.

Informing this on Sunday, GK Ïangrai, assistant inspector general of Meghalaya Police (A) said the police officials of the outpost have been placed under medical observation.

All the official works of the outpost have been shifted to the Anti-Infiltration Checkpost, Byrnihat, said Ïangrai.

The outpost is being disinfected as per protocols and once the establishment has been declared fit for re-occupation, the outpost will be opened for official works.

The general public residing within the jurisdiction of the outpost has been requested to approach the Anti-Infiltration Checkpost, Byrnihat for any urgent requirement or assistance.

On Saturday, a total of 131 persons, who earlier infected by COVID19, recovered from the disease.

A total of 2,020 patients have recovered from the disease in the state so far.

Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma in a tweet on Saturday evening said the state has 1,570 active COVID19 patients.

Of the active cases, 321 are personnel from the Border Security Force (BSF) and other Armed Forces.

The total count of other active COVID19 cases in Meghalaya is 1,249.

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