Meghalaya’s latest and 13th COVID19 positive patient has broken the quarantine protocol, said a senior health official.
The patient tested positive for COVID19 on Saturday.
According to the senior health official, the lady broke the quarantine protocol once to buy stuff for the family.
The lady worked as a maid in the house of the first COVID19 victim in Meghalaya.
Residents of the locality said the woman had reportedly left the house to buy meat.
“It is very true that the patient broke her quarantine once to buy some food stuff for her family but (now) she and her family are under (strict) quarantine,” Director of Health Services (MI), Dr Aman War confirmed this during the daily briefing by deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong on Monday.
Dr War said the high risk and low risk contact tracing in the locality have already started, and a dedicated team has been entrusted to carry out the exercise.
The patient had gone into home quarantine on April 14, a day after the first COVID19 patient was detected in Meghalaya, and she in fact tested negative on April 16.
Deputy chief minister Tynsong said as of now, 2,480 people in the state have been tested, out of which 2,342 have tested negative and 125 test results are awaited.
So far, out of the 13 COVID19 positive cases registered in Meghalaya, 10 have recovered and two cases are still active in the state.
The deadly disease claimed the first COVID19 patient in the state.