Of 12 stranded persons who returned from Tamil Nadu and were tested positive by rapid diagnostic test kits (RTKs), five have been tested negative for coronavirus while results for seven others are awaited.
Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong on Saturday informed that out of 873 returnees from Tamil Nadu, 12 were tested positive by RTKs.
He said while 7 of them are from East Khasi Hills, 4 from Tura and 1 from Ri Bhoi.
Tynsong said immediately they were taken to quarantine centre in their respective districts adding their samples were collected and sent for RT-PCR test at North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health & Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) and Tura Civil Hospital.
“The results for all 4 from Tura and one from Ri Bhoi have been tested and confirm Negative while the results for the seven from East Khasi Hills will be getting tomorrow,” he informed while expressing hope that the results awaiting will also come out negative.
The deputy CM further said the government is also thankful to all DCs, DMHOs and traditional heads for working hard in receiving all returnees including students and friends from Tamil Nadu the whole night without sleep.
It may be mentioned here that the state is presently having one active case after 11 have been declared fully recovered and one death.