Shillong, July 15: Director of Health Services (MI) Dr Aman War on Wednesday said three persons who had attended the walk-in interview for the post of data entry operator (DEO) in Ri Bhoi District have been isolated and COVID-19 test results are awaited.
The walk-in-interview for the post of DEO was held in the Deputy Commissionerâ€™s office at Nongpoh on July 11.
The district administration of Ri Bhoi had also issued an advisory asking all candidates who had appeared for a walk-in-interview for the post of DEO to go for home quarantine for 14 days.
â€œThere was one person who was suspected to be COVID-19 positive had also attended the interview and we have isolated the person,â€ Dr War told reporters.
Asked, Dr War said that two others were also isolated. â€œTest have been conducted and we are waiting for the result,â€ he added.
Yesterday, Dr War had informed that three persons are contractual employees of the health department in the district and was having duty at the checkpoint at Byrnihat.
â€œThey (contractual staff) had also appeared for the interview for the DEO post. However when they complained, we conducted a truenat test and they came out positive. The three persons were immediately brought to a Corona Care Centre in Shillong,â€ he had said.