The Meghalaya Government has decided to withdraw its free COVID testing facility in the state from 16 October. The Deputy Chief Minister of Meghalaya Prestone Tynsong said that from October 16, people of the state have to pay for COVID testing. He also further said that “It will be applicable for both permanent residents and the people who will come into the state for business purposes,”
The Rapid Antigen test will cost Rs 500 from 16 October and for RT-PCR tests people will be charged a hefty Rs 3,200, however those who live under BPL category will be exempted from all the charges. Meghalaya have recorded 7,037 positive cases till now, 2,371 are active cases, 4,606 patients have been recovered and 60 people have died so far.