Shillong: The number of micro-containment zones in Meghalaya's capital city of Shillong continues to be on the rise, and District Magistrate War Nongbri on Monday declared 10 more such areas in a bid to control the spread of the novel coronavirus disease.
After the detection of more COVID-19 cases, the DM declared that as many as 10 areas spread out across the city shall be 'contained' with a view to controlling the spread of the virus which has already killed over 80,000 people across India.
The new micro containment zones in the Meghalaya district are as follows:
Rosibon Villa at Qualapatty,
House No 203/3 at Pine Walk near Lady Keane College,
House of Persara Lyngdoh at Jaiaw Lumbatemon,
South Side Servants Quarters at Ferndale Apartments, IGP,
W-304, Ferndale Apartments, IGP,
House of Shri Dilip Chakraborty (tenant),
R.G. Villa at Riat Laban West,
House of Tullina Sharma at Riat Laban East opposite water tank and the Flat of Dr. R. Gurung,
Pala Building at Madan Laban (Shiliang).
In her order, Nongri restricted the unregulated entry and exit in the affected areas due to the requirement of "contact tracing, testing, and isolation to be effected in the interest of the health of the general public to prevent against any possible spread of COVID-19."
On the same day, Nongbri has also lifted the containment orders for the house of Tri Shabong at Lawsohtun Block 2 (Lumpdeng), Kali Mandir at Qualapatty, Flat No-104 of Ferndale complex, Shillong, Riat Laban East, and St. John area under Madan Laban, with immediate effect.
Meghalaya COVID-19 Update:
At least 139 more people in Meghalaya tested positive for the infection on Monday, taking the state''s tally to 3,864, officials said.
The 46-year-old, who was undergoing treatment for COVID-19 at a private hospital, was taken to North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences after his condition deteriorated, but the doctors there declared him "brought dead".
Health Services director Aman War said that the deceased man was suffering from Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.
Of the 139 new cases, 124 were reported from East Khasi Hills district - which included 39 armed forces personnel -- 12 from Ri-Bhoi district, two from East Jaintia Hills and one from West Garo Hills.