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Two fresh Covid-19 case reported in Meghalaya

Govt cautions citizens against travelling to Assam
HP NEWS SERVICE
Shillong, Jun 26: Meghalaya has recorded two cases of Covid-19 today taking the total tally of active cases in the State to five.
State Health and Family Welfare Minister Alexander Laloo Hek informed that one of the new positive cases is from Mawlong Nongtluh village, 28 km from Nongpoh in Ri Bhoi district.
Hek informed that the person came back on June 24 and was immediately tested where the results showed that he is positive for Covid-19.
He was working as a driver of a milk van in Guwahati and had stayed there for two months.
Another person infected is an armed forces perosnnel who came from Bihar.
Chief Minister Conrad Sangma tweeted, “Person is under quarrantine.”
The State has recorded 48 Covid-19 cases out of which 42 patients have recovered and one died of the virus on April 15.
Hek meanwhile informed till today, 18037 samples have been sent for testing in the State out of which 1774 results tested negative and the reports of 240 results are awaited.
The number of stranded residents who came back to the State from all over the country is 18358.
Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong informed that with the surge of Covid-19 cases in Assam the State government has appealed to the citizens of the State not to go to Guwahati, except in unavoidable situations.
“Application and NOCs (for such travel) should be obtained from the respective DCs for traveling outside the State,” Tynsong informed.
It may be mentioned that the Assam government will be re-imposing total lockdown in Guwahati city for a period of two weeks starting June 29.