Shillong: The Meghalaya government on Monday issued a strong advisory to returnees, ordering them to isolate for seven days irrespective of whether they test positive or negative for COVID-19.

The government’s decision comes after observations that 65% of returnees tested positive for COVID-19 in Meghalaya.

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Briefing the media, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said that returnees may have contracted the virus while travelling, so they have the potential of spreading the virus.

CM reviews oxygen situation

The state would set up six more oxygen production centres with the help of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of India, informed CM Conrad Sangma.

The government is also looking at the overall infrastructure and availability of resources and reviewing the state’s oxygen requirement, he added.

Sangma visited Oxygen Byrnihat Private Limited manufacturing centre on Monday. The company management assured that they would supply to the state’s health department on priority basis.

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