The administration has notified three hotels in Shillong as paid quarantine hotels to accommodate persons or returnees who are waiting for Covid-19 test results.
According to a notification issued by the East Khasi Hills district magistrate on Monday, the three hotels include Hotel Assembly, Hotel Embassy and Hotel Barbareek.
The notification said that the returnees will be tested by RTPCR at the entry point into the state and will stay at paid quarantine till test results are declared. The test results are usually available within 48 hours.
If tested negative, which shall be communicated through an SMS or can be checked online at www.coronamegh.in, such individuals can carry on with their daily activities or work normally. If tested positive, SOPs for home or institutional isolation should be followed.
The returnee will follow the instructions given by the IDSP, it said.
It is mandatory for all persons undergoing quarantine to not move around until the time that test results are obtained. They should also observe Covid-19 appropriate behaviour at all times, i.e, wearing mask, maintaining social distancing and practicing hand hygiene.