Returnees have to undergo RT-PCR Test: Tynsong

Shillong May 23: Meghalaya health minister, A L Hek on Saturday informed that out of 4,538 samples sent for test, 4224 tested negative and the results of 300 tests are awaiting.

Out of 1403 returnees from Bengalore, samples from 671 are being collected for test, and samples collected from 532 returnees tested negative.

Deputy chief minister, Prestone Tynsong said that special trains have been arranged from Telangana, Haryana, Delhi and Jaipur to ferry stranded citizens of Meghalaya and they will arrive in Guwahati railway station on Saturday night, Sunday afternoon, and next week respectively.

Tynsong said that whoever returned to the state whether by flight or train, they have to undergo RT-PCR test and those who tested negative can go to their respective villages and quarantine.

“When they reach Guwahati, transportation would be arranged by the government to fetch them and drop to their respective districts,” he said .

Temporary camp has been created at the railway station Guwahati as well as airport at Guwahati and Umroi to help the returnees.