A 69-year-old physician in Meghalaya’s Shillong died early this morning resulting from Coronavirus.
The 69-year-old physician from Bethany Hospital in Shillong was the primary COVID-19 affected person within the state.
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma confirmed the information on Twitter on Wednesday morning, “I am deeply saddened to inform that the first #COVID19 positive patient in Meghalaya passed away this morning at 2:45 am. My heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones. May his soul rest in peace,” he tweeted.
I’m deeply saddened to tell that the primary #COVID19 optimistic affected person in Meghalaya handed away this morning at 2:45 am. My heartfelt condolences to his household and family members. Could his soul relaxation in peace.
— Conrad Sangma (@SangmaConrad) April 15, 2020
He was examined optimistic for COVID-19 on Monday. Following which, your complete hospital was sealed and had put all different medical doctors, nurses and workers below quarantine.
Meghalaya had traced almost 2,000 main and secondary contacts of the affected person and finished assessments on 90 of them (almost half of the first contacts).
A complete of 90 samples have been despatched for testing after the primary #COVID2019 optimistic case in #Meghalaya. Bethany Hospital in each Shillong and Nongpoh have been sealed. Major contacts of the person and listing of the secondary contacts is being compiled.
— Conrad Sangma (@SangmaConrad) April 14, 2020
As per reviews, the physician at Shillong’s Bethany Hospital had no journey historical past.
Following, the detection of first COVID-19 case within the state, the district Justice of the Peace, Shillong had imposed curfew for 48 hours within the Shillong Agglomeration space ranging from 6 am of April 14 with the exemption of important companies.
The Meghalaya authorities had additionally requested all of the individuals who have visited the hospital on or earlier than March 22 to right away register themselves by calling 108 and go for quarantine.
It has additionally requested individuals to put on masks to forestall the unfold of the virus.
That is the second COVID-19 fatality within the Northeastern area after the demise of a 65-year-old affected person at Assam’s Silchar Medical Faculty and Hospital on April 10.