BSF trooper tests positive for COVID-19 in Meghalaya

Shillong, June 27 –A Border Security Force trooper has tested positive for Novel coronavirus in Meghalaya late on Friday night taking the State’s total tally as of now up to 48, a health official said on Saturday.

With this, Meghalaya has reordered 6 active cases, 42 recovered and one person has died.

Health and Family Welfare Minister, Alexander Laloo Hek said that the trooper had returned to the State from Bihar on June 23.

“After his arrival in the BSF Meghalaya Frontier Headquarters, the trooper was immediately put under quarantine. His swab samples were collected and sent for testing,” he said, adding that the trooper is asymptomatic and is now admitted at the isolation ward of the composite BSF hospital.

“The BSF is tracing the contact of the troopers since he did not mingle with the civilian community,” the Health Minister informed

This is the first positive case of COVID-19 detected amongst the paramilitary forces in Meghalaya.