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Meghalaya records 6 more Covid-19 positive cases

By Mirror Desk Updated: Apr 15, 2020 3:07 pm

Dimapur, April 15 (EMN): In a sad turn of events, six family members and helpers of the first Covid-19 positive patient in Meghalaya who passed away in the wee hours of Wednesday, were tested positive for the virus.

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma took to social media to announce the new development.

The announcement came just a few hours after Sangma tweeted that the first Covid-19 positive patient in Meghalaya, a 69-year-old doctor of Bethany Hospital in Shillong, had passed away.

“I am deeply saddened to inform that the first #COVID19 positive patient in Meghalaya passed away this morning at 2:45 am. My heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones. May his soul rest in peace,” read his tweet.

It was reported that the deceased had no travel history but his son-in-law, who is a pilot, had returned home on March 22 after visiting Covid-19 infected countries.

The CM went on to inform that the authorities have started sanitising several areas, particularly Bethany Hospital.

The Meghalaya government swung into action after the first Covid-19 positive case was detected in the state on April 13, imposing a 48-hour curfew in Shillong and Nongpoh. Sangma tweeted that Bethany Hospital in both Shillong and Nongpoh had been sealed; primary contacts of the individual and list of the secondary contacts being compiled; and 90 samples had been sent for testing after the state registered its first Covid-19 positive case.

By Mirror Desk Updated: Apr 15, 2020 3:07:37 pm