Meghalaya to follow same strategy to deal with COVID-19: New health minister
File image of Meghalaya health minister Prestone Tynsong Credit: EastMojo

Shillong: Making his first comment after taking over the health portfolio in Meghalaya, minister Prestone Tynsong on Wednesday said that the government is going to adopt the same strategy followed by his predecessor to deal with COVID-19 cases in the state.

Tynsong, who is also the deputy chief minister of Meghalaya, urged residents to take care and not to come out of their houses unnecessarily. “When you go out, ensure you wear your mask and follow the protocols strictly,” urged Tynsong.

He added that he will inform later what his priorities will be after taking over the health portfolio.

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Meanwhile, the active COVID-19 cases in Meghalaya has shown no improvement. The total active cases recorded on Wednesday was 521 with a total of seven deaths. The positivity rate now stands at 8.23 per cent.

The total active COVID-19 cases in Meghalaya stands at 5,516, with 60,375 recovered cases. The overall coronavirus-related deaths in the state has risen to 1,125.

Apart from trying to flatten the COVID-19 curve, the Meghalaya health department is also facing another challenge — administering the COVID-19 vaccine. Till date, the total number of people who have received the first dose is 9,05,672 and second dose is 2,07,135. The total number of doses administered till date is 11,12807.

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