BSF trooper tests positive for COVID-19 in Meghalaya

Correspondent Shillong, Jun 27 | Publish Date: 6/27/2020 11:01:01 AM IST
A Border Security Force trooper has tested positive for COVID-19 in Meghalaya late on Friday night taking the state's total tally to 48, a health official said on Saturday.
With the most recent COVID-19 case, Meghalaya has 6 active cases, 42 recovered and one person has died.
Health and Family Welfare Minister, Alexander Laloo Hek said that the trooper had returned to the State from Bihar on June 23.
“After his arrival in the BSF Meghalaya Frontier Headquarters, the trooper was immediately put under quarantine. His swab samples were collected and sent for testing,” he said, adding that the trooper is asymptomatic and is now admitted at the isolation ward of the composite BSF hospital.
“The BSF is tracing the contact of the troopers since he did not mingle with the civilian community,” the Health Minister
This is the first positive case of COVID-19 detected amongst the paramilitary forces in Meghalaya.  
On June 20, an army man who had recently returned to the Assam Regimental Centre Headquarters in Shillong from Guwahati, tested positive for COVID-19. On Friday, the Meghalaya government has advised residents of the state to avoid travelling to Assam following the rapid surge in COVID-19 cases in that neighbouring state, especially Guwahati. 


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