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SHILLONG | April 30:
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma today informed 8 out of 11 COVID 19 positive patients have been declared recovered/cured after the third test came out negative.
With the recovery of the 8 patients, the total number of coronavirus cases in the state has now been reduced to 3.
"All the eight have tested negative which is a good sign," said Sangma.
Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said that after 14 days, the samples of the eight were tested which came out negative and following protocols, another test was conducted within 24 hours which also came out negative. "they are fully recovered now," added Tynsong.
Talking about the other three positive persons, the Deputy Chief Minister said that the samples of the two from the three have tested negative and they are waiting to conduct another test within 24 hours.
"If the results comes out negative the state will be left with only one active positive individual," said Tynsong.
He further said that the government has recommended the eight to stay at home for the next 14 days although they can mingle with friends and family at home.
Talking about the possible stigmatisation, he said that they are fully cured and should not be stigmatised.
The deputy CM on Wednesday had stated that Meghalaya will likely be Covid-19 free state within this week.