Meghalaya govt says officials, security personnel entering state have to undergo two layers of testing
Deputy CM Prestone Tynsong said that the state government will take stringent legal action against violators
Shillong: Any person entering Meghalaya, whether it's government officials, armed force jawans, has to go through two layers of COVID-19 testing, said deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong on Wednesday.
Addressing media after a review meeting on coronavirus situation in the state, Tynsong said, "Every person entering in the state has to go two levels of testing — Rapid Diagnose Test and second is RTPCR test, once found negative then only he will be allowed for home quarantine."
"The government will also ensure stringent legal action to be taken against any violators. The government will decide whether or not to punish the people, who attended the marriage ceremony at Greenwood Resort in Khanapara, Assam, after receiving the reports from the two district administrations," he added.
It may be mentioned that out of the 41 people from Meghalaya, who attended the marriage ceremony on 27 June, two have been tested positive.
The total tally of positive cases in the state records 99, with 54 active, 43 recovered and two deaths.
Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma in a tweet informed four more individuals tested positive of COVID-19 in the state. Among them, three were BSF personnel and a patient from Tripura who came to NEIGRIHMS for treatment.
Most of the cases have been reported from North 24 Parganas, Howrah, Kolkata, Hooghly, Murshidabad, South 24 Parganas, Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling districts
The active cases comprise 0.10 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate increased to 98.71 per cent.
The “strong” recommendation replaces previous conditional recommendations for their use and is based on emerging evidence from laboratory studies that these drugs are not likely to work against currently circulating variants, such as Omicron