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Govt clarifies on cop’s death in quarantine centre

Shillong, Jul 31: The Director of Health Service (MI), Dr. Aman War informed today that the Meghalaya policeman who passed away at a quarantine centre in Ri-Bhoi district yesterday did not die of Covid-19.
Dr. War said that the particular policeman was a high risk contact of another who was at the Byrnihat check point.
The personnel was on duty at the check gate had symptoms and was tested upon wherein he was found positive.
The Director of Health Services said that this particular person was taken to the corona care centre and all the contact tracing was done including this one personnel (who expired) and when they took him to the corona care centre he suddenly developed breathlessness.
Dr. War said that in the course of him having that particular problem the doctors rushed there and they took his samples and at that point of time he passed away.
“The sample was tested and it was found to be negative,” he said while also clarifying that even after a person dies immediately, if samples are taken they are still valid because the virus will always be there as it will not die immediately.