Over 200 contacts of five High Court officials who test positive identified

Shillong, Aug 12: Over 200 high risk contacts of the five officials of the Meghalaya High Court have tested negative for COVID-19.

Director of Health Services (MI), Dr Aman War told reporters that over 200 persons have been identified as contacts of the Court’s officials who had tested positive for coronavirus recently, and all of them were found to be negative.

“These officials are asymptomatic and otherwise healthy. For the present, they are undergoing self isolation at the High Court Guest House. They are being monitored round the clock,” High Court Registrar General, B Mawrie had said in a press communique.

Mawrie had informed 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.

Countering rumors on social media that guests of the High Court have flouted COVID health protocol, the Registrar General has warned all those responsible for spreading such rumours will be appropriately dealt with in accordance with law.

“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 maintained all quarantine/social distance norms, etc,” Mawrie had stated earlier.

The High Court was shut down for three days from Monday to Wednesday in order to sanitize the whole building of the court.

“The need to sanitise the High Court premises arose since it is a public place so that the strictest COVID health protocol is adhered to, not only in order to protect the officers and employees of the High Court, but also members of the public at large,” the statement said.