Meghalaya SBI branch closes after employee tests positive for COVID-19
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Meghalaya SBI branch closes after employee tests positive for COVID-19

SHILLONG | JUNE 24, 2020:

The State Bank of India (SBI) Khanapara Branch falling under Meghalaya was closed down after an employee of the bank was tested in positive for COVID-19.

Informing this, Health and Family Welfare Minister, Alexander Laloo Hek today informed that the employee who was tested positive is from Assam adding that he is under quarantine in Assam.

"This positive case will not be counted in Meghalaya since he was tested in Assam. We have closed down the bank since its fall under the jurisdiction of Meghalaya," he said.

According to him, the Health and Family Welfare department are doing the contact tracing to find out the high risk and low risk contacts of the patient.He further said that the Deputy Commissioner of Ri Bhoi, RM Kurbah has been asked to inform people who had visited the bank recently to report to the government or the district medical & health officer (DM&HO).

Meanwhile,  Hek also informed that the total number of active cases in the state has reduced to 4 after four more persons in West Jaintia Hills recovered from the virus. As of now 41 patients have recovered in the state. 

It may be mentioned that the Government till date has sent 16931 samples for testing out of which 16585  have tested negative while results are awaited for  300 samples.

Meanwhile, Hek informed that as of now, 17692  stranded citizens have returned back to the state. Health and Family Welfare Minister said that the Government also discussed about re-opening of the driving institutes but  ultimately decided not to re-open the institutes. The review meeting also reached a conclusion that schools should remain closed at the moment, he added

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