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Individuals who came in contact with COVID-19 patient in Meghalaya tested negative

All individuals who came into contact with the 70-year old man in Meghalaya who tested positive on Tuesday yielded negative results for COVID-19, health officials
said on Wednesday.

“There were 43 such contacts, both high-risk and low-risk, and they turned out negative,” state Health and Family Welfare Minister Alexander Laloo Hek told reporters in a daily briefing on June 10.

He informed that contact tracing will continue to ensure that all those who came in contact with the elderly citizen are quarantined for 14 days in case they become symptomatic.

Asked if there is community transmission since the 70-year-old man did not have a travel history, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said, “There is no such
transmission since all those who came in contact with him tested negative.”

“If a person tests positive from a certain area that place is turned into a containment zone till all formalities are complete,” Director of Health Services Aman War added.


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