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Meghalaya reports first COVID-19 case; Bethany Hospital doctor tests positive

One doctor from Bethany Hospital, Shillong has been tested COVID-19 positive on Monday. #BREAKING | Doctor at a Shillong hospital tested positive for #COVID19: Sources. pic.twitter.com/oHe8OzxXKm — Northeast Live (@NELiveTV)

One doctor from Bethany Hospital, Shillong has been tested COVID-19 positive on Monday.

The District Magistrate Shillong has imposed curfew for 48-hours in Shillong.

Agglomeration starting from 6 am of 14th April, 2020 with the exception of essential services.

All the residents are requested to kindly cooperate and refrain from coming out of the houses to enable the Health Department officials to do contact tracing and take appropriate remedial measures.

All residents of the State who may have visited Bethany Hospital, Nongrim Hills, Shillong on or after 22nd March 2020 are requested to immediately register themselves by calling 108 or visiting the following link: http://meghalayaonline.gov.in/covid/login.htm

The Government is fully prepared to handle the situation and there is no need for the public to have any anxiety on this account.

However, it is once again strongly recommended that all residents of the State must use a protective two-layer cotton cloth material to cover nose, mouth and chin as a mask and follow the hand hygiene, cough etiquette and social distancing protocols.

In view of this development, the Cabinet will be meeting again in the forenoon of 14th April, 2020 to review the decisions that were taken in the Cabinet Meeting that was held today i.e. the 13th April, 2020, the outcome of which will he informed in due course.

This was informed in a statement released by the state government.

First Published: 13th April, 2020 23:43 IST

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