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Meghalaya COVID-19 tally rises to seven

Meghalaya on Sunday recorded two more COVID-19 cases after two Border Security Force (BSF) personnel tested positive. With

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  29 Jun 2020 4:55 AM GMT

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SHILLONG: Meghalaya on Sunday recorded two more COVID-19 cases after two Border Security Force (BSF) personnel tested positive. With these new cases, the total active cases in the State has gone upto seven.

State Health and Family Welfare Minister Alexander Laloo Hek said that while one of the infected troopers had returned to the State from Haryana on June 26, another is a driver who was engaged in transporting troopers from Assam to BSF Meghalaya Frontier Headquarters here.

"Both the troopers are asymptomatic and are now admitted at the isolation ward of the composite BSF hospital," Hek said, adding that the BSF is tracing the contact of the troopers.

Within the span of two days, three BSF troopers have tested positive; the first case was detected on Saturday.

So far, Meghalaya has recorded 50 positive cases out of which 42 has recovered, seven are active and one died of the virus.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma, who recently went to Delhi earlier in the week, has tested negative for COVID-19. After his return, he home quarantined himself for four days.

"This was the second test done in one week and both tests have come out negative," the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) said. The Office also said that Sangma will be under quarantine for another four days.

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