Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Friday said that he has tested positive for COVID-19. He also asked people who came in touch with him recently to get themselves tested, if necessary. Taking to Twitter, the chief minister said he was undergoing home isolation. He is facing mild symptoms and is currently isolating himself at home.

“I have tested positive for #Covid_19. I am under home isolation and experiencing mild symptoms. I request all those who came in contact with me in the past 5 days to kindly keep a watch on their health and if necessary get tested. Stay safe,” he tweeted.

 

Earlier, Two of Conrad Sangma’s cabinet colleagues – Health Minister AL Hek and Urban Affairs Minister Sniawbhalang Dhar – were diagnosed with the infection in October. Both of them have recovered.

 

As per Reports, Meghalaya has registered 12,586 COVID-19 patients so far. The death of a 68-year-old COVID-19 positive man, with other ailments at Dalu, West Garo Hills took the number of fatalities due to the pandemic to 123, while 75 fresh cases of infection added up to 580 active cases in Meghalaya on Thursday.

The toll rose to 1,42,186 with 414 more fatalities. Over 92.53 lakh people have recovered from the infection so far. The Ministry of Health said the country’s active cases dropped to 3.63 lakh after 146 days.

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