All the swab results of the 10 persons from Hailakandi who recently attended the Guwahati Athgaon Kabarastan Mosque religious congregation were tested negative for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Revealing the information, Joint Director, Health Services, Dr Ramesh Chandra Dwivedy said the swab results of all the 10 persons from Hailakandi who attended the religious received from the Silchar Medical College and Hospital turned out to be negative.
“It is a great sigh of relief for all of us”, said Dr Dwivedy.
Meanwhile, a letter mailed by DCP North, Delhi Police, Monika Bhardwaj to SP, Hailakandi stated that a COVID-19 patient named Liquat Ali, a resident of village Kapnar Park of Hailakandi district has been found in Delhi. The officer stated that they verified the information received from the Special Branch. She also asked SP, Hailakandi to make necessary verification at his end as there is a huge possibility that he may have infected his family members and contacts.
On getting the information from the police administration, health authorities here swung into action on Thursday evening.
Dr Dwivedy disclosed that Ali had gone to Delhi on February 22. He ruled out the possibility of the family members of Ali getting infected as he had gone to Delhi almost two months ago. He further said a surveillance team under the health department had visited Ali’s residence to inquire about the health status of his family members twice on Thursday and Friday.
He added, “We inquired about the health condition of the family members and close contacts and found them in fine fettle.”
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