East Khasi Hills deputy commissioner Matsiewdor War Nongbri has decided to go into self-quarantine after one of her relatives has tested positive for COVID19.

The relative stays in the same compound of the East Khasi Hills deputy commissioner.

“One of my relatives has tested positive and as a precautionary measure, I am into self-quarantine. However, the swab samples which were tested in the RT-PCR showed negative,” Nongbri said.

Nongbri said her relative, who tested positive, had reportedly come into contact with one positive COVID19 patient, who had attended a wedding party at Greenwood Resort in Guwahati.

Meghalaya has registered so far registered a total of 295 COVID19 positive cases.

Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma in a tweet on Sunday said the state currently has 248 active COVID19 cases and a total of 45 people have recovered.

The chief minister informed that out of the total COVID19 cases registered in the state so far, 178 are Border Security Force (BSF) personnel and 70 are non-BSF people including 2 from Air Force and 2 from Air Force.

The deadly disease has so far claimed the lives of two persons including an infant from Arunachal Pradesh, who was admitted to the North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) in Shillong.

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