SHILLONG, May 18 -- Meghalaya has been declared coronavirus free as all patients in the state have recovered.The announcement was made on Monday after the 12th patient was tested negative for COVID-19. The first case was reported on April 13.

"I am happy to inform that Meghalaya has no more active cases. Out of 13 (positive cases), 12 have fully recovered and one died. Therefore, the government declares that we don't have any single active cases," Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong told reporters.

Tynsong however said that the East Khasi Hills District is still being categorized as orange zone. All the other 10 districts fall under green zone.

"East Khasi Hills still falls under orange zone but there is a process where we will subm...