25 test Covid+ in Raj Bhavan

Shillong, May 30: Twenty-five more people have tested positive for Covid-19, taking the total active cases in Raj Bhavan to 43.
A statement issued by the Raj Bhavan secretariat today informed that a mass testing of high risk contacts of Covid-19 positive cases was conducted in the Raj Bhavan.
There were 18 positive cases as on May 24.
‘Yesterday as per test results made available, out of 80 high risk contacts tested, 25 have been declared positive. This takes the total figure of positive cases amongst staffers and their family members to 43’, the statement read.
Of these, 10 are children who are below the age of 15 years while 3 are with co-morbidities.
The statement further stated that the second wave of Covid-19 has been challenging for the Raj Bhavan as even a month back at one time there were 28 positive cases out of which 23 have since recovered.
In the current active cases most of the positive cases are personal staff working in the main building and in service of Governor Satya Pal Malik.
The statement said under the guidance and supervision of the Governor, the Raj Bhavan secretariat and doctors are closely monitoring the situation and extending help to the affected persons with medical counselling and other support to the families.
Meanwhile, the Raj Bhavan has extended its gratitude to the state government and health department for the regular testing of high risk cases and monitoring of the patients as well as the vaccination drive organized for Raj Bhavan staff.