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Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma tests Covid-19 negative for second time

Conrad Sangma was tested for a second time for his visits to Delhi & Manipur where he sought to heal the chasm between the NPP & BJP

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  29 Jun 2020 12:57 PM GMT

Guwahati: Meghalaya Conrad K. Sangma, who is the Chief Minister of Meghalaya, had recently visited Manipur and Delhi after which he had undergone the COVID-19 tests which came back as negative on Sunday. This would be the second RT-PCR test to have been conducted on the Chief Minister this week.

According to reports, the Chief Minister had followed the Government-prescribed rules of home quarantine and had undergone the same for the past four days after his return from Manipur and Delhi. No sooner than his return from Manipur last Monday last, the swab sample of the Chief Minister was collected and the test has come back negative. However, the Chief Minister shall undergo home quarantine for few more days as a measure of precaution.

After the CM's second visit to Manipur and New Delhi last week to troubleshoot his National People's Party's (NPP) ongoing issues with the BJP in Manipur, the samples of the Chief Minister were collected again. This time also, Sangma has tested negative for the virus. Reports said that the first test on Mr. Sangma was conducted on June 22 and the second test on Sunday, June 28.

Additionally, it has also come to light that the officials and police who had accompanied the Chief Minister to Guwahati have also tested negative for the virus. They too shall undergo home quarantine, as per requirement.

It may be added here that as a fruitful result of Sangma's visit, the four NPP ministers have withdrawn their respective resignations and after a series of meetings in New Delhi, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the National People's Party (NPP) have arrived at a conclusion to resume their partnership.

Meghalaya has so far reported 500 cases of the Covid-19, out of which 7 are still active. In the state, a single patient has died due to Covid-19 related complications.

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