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Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma tests COVID-19 positive, has mild symptoms

CM Conrad K Sangma has requested all those who came in contact with him in the last 5 days to get themselves tested

Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma tests positive for COVID-19, has ‘mild symptoms’

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 Dec 2020 10:50 AM GMT

Shillong: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday. He is experiencing mild symptoms of the novel coronavirus and is currently under home isolation.

Taking to Twitter, Sangma wrote, "I have tested positive for #Covid-19. I am under home isolation and experiencing mild symptoms. I request all those who came in contact with me in the past 5 days to kindly keep a watch on their health and if necessary get tested. Stay safe."

It may be mentioned that the day before yesterday, he had met the Governor of Meghalaya Satya Pal Malik on the issue of implementation of Inner Line Permit (IPL) and the Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security Act.

Meanwhile, India recorded 29,398 fresh COVID-19 cases so far on Friday, marginally lower than Thursday's count, pushing its overall tally to 97,96,769.

The toll rose to 1,42,186 with 414 fatalities. Over 92.53 lakh people have recovered from the infection so far. The Ministry of Health said that the country's active cases had dropped to 3.63 lakh after 146 days.

According to Johns Hopkins University, the deadly virus has infected over 6.95 crore people and killed more than 15.80 lakh across the world.

More than 4.48 crore people have recovered from the infection.

Two of Sangma's cabinet colleagues- Health Minister AL Hek and Urban Affairs Minister Sniawbhalang Dhar - were also diagnosed with the infection in October. Both of them have recovered.

Meghalaya has registered 12,586 COVID-19 patients so far, of which 123 have succumbed to the infection.

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