18 persons, including doctor, test COVID positive in M’laya

Correspondent Shillong, Aug 2 | Publish Date: 8/2/2020 1:25:11 PM IST
Eighteen more persons, including a doctor at the North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS), tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday in Meghalaya, taking the tally of active cases to 605.
Director of Health Services (MI), Dr Aman War said, of the 18 new cases, 13 were from East Khasi Hills district, including three Armed Forces personnel, five Border Security Force (BSF) troopers, one returnee and four civilians, four from Ri- Bhoi district and one from East Jaintia Hills district.
Out of the total 605 active positive cases in Meghalaya, he informed that East Khasi Hills has 497 cases which include 230 BSF personnel, 227 civilians and 57 Armed Forces personnel. West Khasi Hills has five, Ri-Boi 50 cases, 14 cases in West Jaintia Hills, 17 in East Jaintia Hills, 16 in West Garo Hills, 4 in South West Garo Hills and 2 in South Garo Hills district.
Dr. War also informed that 12 COVID-19 patients recovered on Sunday which includes ten BSF troopers and two civilians taking the total number of recoveries to 264 in the State so far.
Furthermore, Dr. War also informed that one more doctor from NEIGRIHMS who works in the COVID-19 ward of the premier health institute tested positive on Sunday.
 “He is an anesthesiologist and is healthy and doing fine,” the senior medical official said.
It may-be mentioned that so far seven doctors have tested COVID-19 positive in the State which includes one deceased.
Meanwhile, the District Magistrate of East Khasi Hills, Matsiewdor War Nongbri in an order issued on Sunday under Section 144 CrPC read together with Regulation 3 of the Meghalaya Epidemic Diseases, COVID-19 Regulations, 2020 has promulgated night curfew in East Khasi Hills District with effect from August 3 up to August 10 between 9 pm to 5 am each day.
 “Inter-district movement of persons is permitted. However, inter- state movement of persons will continue to be restricted,” the order said.


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