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Meghalaya: Man jumps to death from hospital building amid COVID-19 scare

A  senior doctor of the same hospital has tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday.

Shillong

A 26-year-old man on Tuesday jumped to death from the window of the Bethany Hospital here amid Covid-19 scare. A  senior doctor of the same hospital has tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday.

The hospital was sealed on Monday night and converted into a quarantine centre after the senior doctor of the health facility with no recent travel history tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday. All the floors of the hospital were disinfected and the area was out of bounds for the general public.

“The Man was admitted on March 30 for substance abuse and he was admitted for rehabilitation,” the Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma said to PTI.

He said the suicide was related to withdrawal symptoms and psychiatric problems but not corona related.

The district magistrate of Shillong has imposed a curfew for 48-hours in the Shillong agglomeration area starting from 6 am of Tuesday.

“All the residents are requested to kindly cooperate and refrain from coming out of the houses to enable the Health department officials to do contact tracing and take appropriate remedial measures,” an official statement said.

The government has requested all those who may have visited Bethany Hospital, Nongrim Hills, Shillong on or after March 22 to immediately register themselves by calling the Helpline number 108.

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