Over 20,000 people have been screened for COVID-19 in the state as on March 25.
A statement issued by the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) on Wednesday said that a total of 20,486 people have been screened for COVID-19 in the different entry-exit points across the state.
Of this, 15,938 were screened in Ri Bhoi District, 1148 – South West Garo Hills, 1123 – West Jaintia Hills, 324 – East Jaintia Hills, 283 (Bajengdoba) and 262 (Dainadubi) – North Garo Hills, 262 – West Garo Hills while 1005 in Umroi-Airport and 136 – NCDC-IDSP, it said.
“We have made 13,689 phone calls till date (8:00 pm, 25-03-2020) to reach out to people who have travelled to Meghalaya from outside to identify people with symptoms,” the statement said.
The COVID-19 is a highly infectious disease that has spread all over the world in a very short span of time since it emerged from China in December 2019.
The statement said so far, there have been no cases in our state and the Government is doing its best to keep it that way.
It said the best way to prevent the spread of this disease is by staying back at home and social distancing yourself wherein you maintain a distance of at least 1(one) metre between individuals while going out. Hospital visits should be minimized and avoided as much as possible.
Self-declaration with correct travel history is mandatory, especially for those who have a history of travel to affected areas during the last 2 weeks.
For online Self Declaration, people are requested to use this link – http://meghalayaonline.gov.in/covid/login.htm or call 108 for any information and queries.