CM’s security guard tests positive

Staff Reporter

Shillong, Dec 16: A security personnel of Chief Minister Conrad Sangma tested positive for Covid-19 today.

Health Minister AL Hek said one of the security personnel of the chief minister was tested positive yesterday.

He is one of the high risk contacts of the chief minister. 

“However, the rest have tested negative,” Hek said.

The chief minister had tested positive on December 11 and is currently undergoing self-isolation.

Later, Rajya Sabha MP and NPP state president WR Kharlukhi, who is also a high risk contact of the chief minister, tested positive.  

The health minister informed that the department is on the job to trace all the contacts of Kharlukhi.

When asked, Hek said so far no fresh cases have been detected from among the legislators of the state.

Vaccine distribution

Hek said the state is ready for Covid vaccination but the timing is yet to be known. 

“We are prepared. If the vaccines do not come in December , it may come next year but all preparations have been completed”, Hek said  

To a question, Hek said the government is committed to provide funds for managing Covid.