Two BSF troopers tests positive for COVID-19 in Meghalaya

Shillong, June 28 – Two more Border Security Force troopers tested positive for Novel coronavirus in Meghalaya on Sunday taking the total tally as of now up to 50 in the State.

Within a span of two days, three BSF troopers have tested positive, and the first case was detected on Saturday.

Health and Family Welfare Minister, Alexander Laloo Hek said that one of the infected troopers had returned to the State from Haryana on June 26 and another is a driver, who was engaged in transporting troopers from Assam to BSF Meghalaya Frontier Headquarters here had also been infected.

“Both the troopers are asymptomatic and are now admitted at the isolation ward of the composite BSF hospital,” he said, adding that the BSF is tracing the contact of the troopers.

With these new two fresh positive cases, Meghalaya has reordered 7 active cases, 42 recovered and one person has died.