SHILLONG: Notwithstanding the latest positive case reported from Tura, the Meghalaya government urged the public not to be panic and said that the entire mechanism has been put in place.
Hours after one of the returnee from Chennai was detected as COVID-19 positive, the officials swung into action to ensure her institutional quarantine.
Elaborating on the safety measures undertaken by the government, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong told newsmen on Wednesday evening that protective mechanism are in place and there is no reason for the public to panic. "The entire machinery is in place and we will up it again in the days to come", stated Tynsong besides informing about the concerted move made by the government and the 7,000-odd traditional bodies that are present in the State to help each and every returnee and citizens in this hour of crisis.
Moreover, the Deputy Chief Minister through the Deputy Commissioners appealed to health officials to advise senior citizens to abide by the protocols and advisories given from time to time.
While one is declared COVID positive after the State officially declared of being freed of the virus, monitoring is being made on the 7,100 new entrance into the State. "So far, 3,354 samples have been sent for testing, out of which 3, 158 have been tested negative and only one active case being reported," informed the State Minister of Health and Family Welfare AL Hek.