Meghalaya's urban affairs minister tests positive for COVID-19



Meghalaya's Urban Affairs Minister, Sniawbhalang Dhar has tested positive for COVID-19 and is undergoing home isolation, an official said on Thursday.

Dhar is the third minister in the state to have contracted the disease. Earlier, health minister AL Hek and power minister James P K Sangma were diagnosed with the infection.

Sangma had recovered from the disease, while Hek is still under home isolation, Health Services director Aman War said.

"The urban affairs minister has no travel history in the recent past and was asymptomatic when he was diagnosed with the infection two days back. Contact tracing is on to identify people who came to meet him recently," he said.

Meghalaya now has 1,326 active cases.

East Khasi Hills district has reported the maximum number of coronavirus cases at 719, including 20 security personnel, followed by West Garo Hills at 180 and Ri Bhoi at 163. (PTI)


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