Shillong, May 11 : The woman, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday in Meghalaya, apparently broke quarantine protocols, a top health official revealed on Monday “She broke quarantine once to buy stuff for the family,” Director of Health Services (MI), Dr Aman Warr told reporters on Monday during the daily briefing of Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong.
The woman, who is in her 30’s, is a maid in the residence of the first COVID-19 victim in Meghalaya. Residents of the locality said that the woman had reportedly left the house to buy meat.
"That is very true that the patient broke her quarantine once to buy some food stuff for her family but (now) she and her family are under (strict) quarantine,” he said. “We have already start the high risk and low risk contact tracing in the locality, and a dedicated team has been entrusted to carry out the exercise,” Dr Warr informed, adding that the woman had gone into home quarantine since April 14, a day after the first COVID-19 patient was detected in Meghalaya. Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong informed as of now, 2480 people in the state have been tested, out of whom 2342 have tested negative and samples of 125 tests are awaited. So far out of the 13 COVID-19 positive cases, which include one deceased, 10 have recovered and two cases are still active in the state. (UNI)