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12 UK returnees to M’laya test negative for COVID-19

Correspondent Shillong, Dec 28 | Publish Date: 12/28/2020 12:40:51 PM IST

Altogether 12 persons from the United Kingdom, who recently returned to Meghalaya, have all tested negative for COVID-19, health officials said on Monday.

The Meghalaya government has already placed restrictions on the entry of returnees from the United Kingdom, where a new virulent strain of the Corona virus has been detected.

“Though the returnees from the UK have tested negative and show no symptom for the new variant of SARS-CoV-2 virus, all of them have been asked to isolate themselves and the health workers are keeping a close watch on their health status,” Director Health Services (MI), Dr. Aman War said.

Meanwhile, three more persons tested positive for COVID-19, adding up to 199 active cases and 30 new recoveries from the viral infection took the recovery tally up to 13,042 across the State on Monday

War informed the new COVID-19 cases recorded included two in the East Khasi Hills district and one in East Garo Hills district.

East Khasi Hills, including Shillong is the most affected district in the State with 140 active Covid-19 cases, including 11 from among armed/paramilitary forces and 112 fatalities due to the pandemic.

Of the new recoveries registered as on Monday, War said 26 in the East Khasi Hills district, three in East Garo Hills district and one in South West Garo Hills district.

On the other hand, 2,75,713 of the 2,89,092 persons tested for COVID-19 have come out negative, even as 76,926 persons have entered the State till date.

War said 73 persons are in institutional quarantine and 108 are in home isolation across the state, which had 15 containment zones where COVID-19 positive cases have been detected.

So far, Meghalaya has registered a total of 13,379confirmed cases of COVID-19, including

138 deaths with 1.03 per cent case fatality rate, 199 active cases and 13,042 cases of recovery from the viral disease.


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