Meghalaya : Urban affairs minister tested Covid-19 positive

Meghalaya’s Urban Affairs Minister, Sniawbhalang Dhar is undergoing home isolation after being tested positive for COVID-19, an official on Thursday said.
Dhar is the third minister in the state to have contracted the disease. Earlier, health minister AL Hek and power minister James P K Sangma were diagnosed with the infection.
Sangma had recovered from the disease, while Hek is still under home isolation, Health Services director Aman War said.
“The urban affairs minister has no travel history in the recent past and was asymptomatic when he was diagnosed with the infection two days back. Contact tracing is on to identify people who came to meet him recently,” he said.
Meghalaya now has 1,326 active cases.
Including 20 security personnel, East Khasi Hills district has reported the maximum number of coronavirus cases at 719, followed by West Garo Hills at 180 and Ri Bhoi at 163.