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Two Meghalaya police outpost temporarily closed due to COVID-19 threat

Meghalaya police on July 11 temporarily closed down two police outposts to carry out disinfection measures to prevent Novel Coronavirus infection, a police official said.

The Nongmynsong police outpost in East Khasi Hills district was temporarily shut down as a precautionary measure, with immediate effect after police officials of the outpost came into close proximity with a secondary contact while discharging their official duties, Meghalaya police spokesperson, Gabriel Iangrai said.

The Saipung police outpost in East Jaintia Hills district was shut down after a constable tested positive for the viral infection on July 10, he further informed.

“Swab samples of all the police personnel posted in Nongmynsong and Saipung have been collected and sent for testing and the results are awaited,” Iangrai said.

He said both these outposts will be closed until the entire premises have been disinfected as per the laid down protocols, and in order to prevent further exposure.

“The officials of the two outposts have been sent for medical screening and for risk assessment,” Iangrai said, adding that all of them have been asked to keep themselves in self-quarantine.

The police department has requested the general public residing within the jurisdiction of Nongmynsong outpost to approach Rynjah Police Station in case of any exigent requirement or assistance, until the outpost has been declared fit for re-occupation.


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