Guwahati: Several areas in Meghalaya's East Khasi Hills district have been "contained" by the district administration after the detection of coronavirus positive person, officials confirmed on Thursday, September 3.
War Nongbri, the Deputy Commissioner of East Khasi Hills district in the exercise of powers conferred under the Meghalaya Epidemic Diseases, COVID-19 Regulations, 2020 and amendments thereof for containment of an outbreak of COVID-19 on September 1 directed Unique, Near DCIC, Polo short round road in Lawmawli to temporarily remain closed until further orders after detection of COVID-19 positive cases.
Shillong, September 3, 2020: In view of the report received that a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 was in Quality Auto Agency, Keating Road, and the COVID-19 positive case requires aggressive contact tracing, quarantine, testing, and isolation as well as containment in the interest of health of general public against any possible spread of COVID-19
Similarly, Quality Auto Agency in Keating Road, Elite Drugs Distributor, RPG Complex in Keating Road to temporarily remain closed until further orders, Photo Studio, opposite UCO Bank along the G. S. Road, R. K. Bros on the Keating Road, and the Senior Superintendent of Post Offices, Meghalaya, Postal Division, Shillong have also been temporarily closed by the District Magistrate until further orders.
Meghalaya COVID-19 Update:
Meghalaya recorded a total of 77 new cases and 83 recoveries on Wednesday, September 2. Of the 77 new cases, 41 are from East Khasi Hills (armed and paramilitary forces: two; civilians: 39); Ri-Bhoi: 16 (armed and paramilitary forces: two; civilians: 14); East Jaintia Hills: nine; West Garo Hills: six; South Garo Hills: three; and East Garo Hills: two. With the new cases, the total number of active cases is 1,186. Of these, East Khasi Hills accounts for 813 (armed and paramilitary forces: 201; civilians: 612); West Garo Hills: 118 (armed and paramilitary forces: 78; civilians: 40); East Garo Hills: 83; Ri-Bhoi: 71 (armed and paramilitary forces: eight; civilians: 63); West Khasi Hills: 45; East Jaintia Hills: 23; South Garo Hills: 19 (armed and paramilitary forces: 11; civilians: eight); North Garo Hills: nine; and West Jaintia Hills: two.