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COVID-19 surge among BSF in Meghalaya

COVID-19 surge among BSF in Meghalaya

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 10 Jul 2020, 05:41 pm

Shillong/UNI:  The unrelenting surge in COVID-19 positive cases, primarily among troopers of the Border Security Force (BSF), Meghalaya Frontier headquarters, raised the total active tally in the State to 121 as on Friday afternoon.

“26 more persons from BSF, Umpling have tested positive for COVID-19,” Chief Minister Conrad Sangma tweeted, even as he mentioned that 45 persons have recovered from the viral infection in the state so far.

With the latest detection in the paramilitary force, the number of COVID-19 has risen to 91 till date.

Meanwhile, East Khasi Hills District Magistrate, Matsiewdor War Nongbri has declared the entire Frontier Headquarters BSF Campus at Umpling as a containment zone.

Nongbri said the order restricts unregulated entry/exit movement on the campus site and prevents any person from either going into or moving out of the BSF campus.

“Inhabitants within the BSF campus have been asked to stay indoors and restriction has been put on gatherings, events or functions. All government & private institutions and shopping establishments will have to be shut down with immediate effect,” the order said.