Another returnee from Tamil Nadu tested positive of COVID-19 on May 25, taking the total number of active cases to two in Meghalaya, even as the test results of 1100 are awaited.
A 29-year-old woman, who returned from Chennai along with the 14th positive patient by Sharmik Special train on May 18, was tested positive on May 25.
Both the persons were from the same institute in Erode district of Tamil Nadu.
The woman was under quarantine all this while at Resubelpara, the district headquarters of North Garo Hills.
“Another person who had travelled from Chennai along with the 14th case has turned out to be COVID-19 positive,” Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma tweeted.
Sangma also informed that the person was in isolation since the day of arrival.
“Person is presently in Resubelpara under institutional isolation and medical observation,” the chief minister added.
With the detection of this case, the state has recorded 15 COVID-19 cases out of which 12 have recovered, one succumbed to the virus and two are active cases.
On the other hand, till date, out of the 6353 samples tested, 5238 were negative, while the results of 1100 are awaited, Meghalaya Health and Family Welfare Minister Alexander Laloo Hek informed.
Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong informed that over 9500 people have so far returned to Meghalaya.
He said on May 26 evening, a special train from Rajasthan, carrying 225 passengers and another train from Andhra Pradesh, carrying 215 persons will leave for Guwahati, while on May 27 a train from Delhi, carrying 500 persons and another from Kerala, carrying 510 persons will head towards Guwahati.