At least 400 people in Assam are quarantined after they came in touch with an American tourist who tested positive for the coronavirus in Bhutan after travelling through Assam recently.

Taking to the Twitter handle Assam State Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “State Health Dept has traced more than 400 contacts in several places including MV Mahabahu (cruise ship) and resorts where he stayed. Teams of doctors and microbiologists are keeping an in depth watch on these people that are quarantined.”

In a series of tweets, Sarma said tests for five persons are done so far and results have come negative.

It is to be mentioned that within the aftermath of an American tourist declared positive for Corona virus while in Bhutan, State Health officials have swung into action.

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