Shillong: An eight-month-old baby who travelled around 400 km from Arunachal Pradesh to Meghalaya, died after testing Positive for Covid-19, taking the death toll due to the disease to 2 in the state.
The baby was referred to the North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) in Shillong from Arunachal Pradesh’s Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences for treatment, officials said.
Following the referral, the baby’s parents brought it all the way to Shillong by road from Arunachal Pradesh.
The grieving family has now taken the body back to Arunachal Pradesh. The family had arrived from Arunachal Pradesh yesterday in the morning. “The baby had symptoms of COVID-19, so she was admitted to the COVID-19 isolation ward at the NEIGHRIMS.
After the baby tested positive, the parents and the driver of the vehicle they had come in were also tested, but they all tested negative. We are still baffled as to how the child could have contracted the virus. It still remains a big question mark. It is the most unfortunate occurrence. May the child rest in peace”, health officials said
Meanwhile according to reports ” the situation in Meghalaya has taken on a grim turn, after largest single-day spike of 16 cases reported yesterday. Today also, as many as 6 cases have been detected in the state – thus, things have taken a rather alarming turn here.