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Traveller from Assam tests Covid-19 positive in Meghalaya's Ri-Bhoi

The number of total Covid-19 positive patients in Meghalaya has risen to 47; a single death has been reported so far

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  2020-06-26T17:59:25+05:30

Guwahati: An individual who had travelled to Meghalaya from Assam has tested COVID-19 positive on Friday. With this, the total number of active cases in the state has reached 4.

"One more traveller who came from Assam has tested positive for COVID19 in Ri-Bhoi District and has been kept under quarantine", Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma tweeted.

Assam, meanwhile, is reeling under a massive surge in the number of Covid-19 cases. Taking cognizance of the rapid rise in the graph of Covid cases in Guwahati, the largest urban area in the Northeast Indian region, the Government has decided to re-impose a lockdown.

It is pertinent to mention here that Meghalaya reported its first case on April 13, 2020. A complete curfew was also clamped in Shillong owing to the virus spread, bringing a complete halt to activities in the capital. Gradually, 12 more people -- the late index patient's relatives, employees, and friends -- were tested positive in quick succession, taking the tally of cases in the state to 13. The second wave of Covid-19 cases in the state began with the arrival of citizens who were stranded in other parts of the country and could not return due to the extended lockdown.

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