Shillong: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma is reportedly experiencing Covid-19 symptoms as a result of which he has placed himself under isolation.
A Covid test will be undertaken by the Meghalaya CM as per reports.
Prestone Tynsong, the deputy Chief Minister of Meghalaya, inaugurated the statehood day function held in the capital city of Shillong in the absence of CM Sangma.
However, Conrad Sangma did not entirely miss out on the event as he attended the programme virtually.
According to reports, the CM was in New Delhi on 21 January to attend a meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
CM Sangma had tested positive for Covid-19 back in December 2020.
Meghalaya recorded 329 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths - one in Eastern Khasi Hills and the other in West Khasi Hills on 20 January. On the other hand, the state registered 142 new recovered cases in the last 24 hours.
The total recovered cases in the state stands at 83,997 as of 21 January 2022 and the total number of fatalities from COVID-19 infection stands at 1,494 so far.
The health department, in a bulletin, said that tally of active cases has increased to 1629.
Meanwhile, the three north-eastern states of Meghalaya, Manipur and Tripura celebrated Statehood Day and Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with President Ram Nath Kovind took to their official Twitter handle to congratulate the people of these states on this auspicious occasion.
It is to be noted that the three states of Manipur, Tripura and Meghalaya became full-fledged states on 21 January ,1972 under the North Eastern (Reorganization) Act of 1971.
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