Five High Court officials tested positive for COVID 19

Shillong, Aug 10 : Five  officials of the Meghalaya High Court Registry  have been tested COVID19 positive and are under the advice of medical professionals and the State Health Department.

A statement, issued by Registrar General of the  High Court ,  said that these officials are asymptomatic and otherwise healthy, and they are undergoing self isolation at the High Court Guest House and are being monitored round the clock.

“Owing to  the nature of their duties, a thorough enquiry was conducted and after such enquiry, it has been ascertained and confirmed that they have not come into contact with any other person inside/outside the High Court,” the statement said.

Stating that there are baseless rumours floating, particularly in the social media, that guests of the High Court have flouted COVID health protocol, the statement said that all guests of the High Court have strictly adhered to the standard COVID health protocol as determined by the State Government, including getting themselves tested immediately on their arrival in Shillong and maintaining all quarantine/social distance norms.

On the need to sanitise the High Court premises, the Registrar General said that  since it is a public place  strictest COVID health protocol should be  adhered to, not only in order to protect the officers and employees of the High Court, but also the members of the public at large.

“Consequently, the High Court Administration ordered for a complete lockdown of the High Court premises for 3 (three) days, from Monday  to Wednesday (both days inclusive). It is also a warning for all those who are responsible for spreading rumours,  that they will be proceeded against and appropriately dealt with in accordance with law, once they are identified,” the statement added.