SHILLONG: Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma on Tuesday asked people to not become complacent even though the state does not have any active Covid-19 cases at present. He added that thousands of migrants are returning from other states and hence everyone should remain cautious to prevent a spread of the virus.
Meghalaya had recorded 13 positive cases of which, 12 people have recovered and one person had died.
Maintaining that testing and proper quarantine is the key to ensure that the situation does not go out of hand, the chief minister said the state government is monitoring the situation and multiple tests are being done at different levels. He reiterated that all safety protocols will have to be strictly followed to keep the state zero-case status.
Speaking on the uphill task that the state faces as thousands return from other states, including red zones, Conrad said, "Continuous monitoring of the returnees is being done. It is important to be prepared and to plan well in advance. Involvement of everybody, right from the government to the community and individual level, will help us defeat the virus."
Meanwhile, a crucial three-day re-assembled budget session of the Meghalaya legislative assembly will commence from Wednesday amid elaborate safety and security arrangements. The temporary assembly premises at Rilbong has been thoroughly sanitized and special sitting arrangements have been made for the members, officials and media persons keeping social distancing norms in mind.
Night curfew has also been extended in the whole of the East Khasi Hills district up to the May 25.