Till now the Assam government has sent 1003 people to home quarantine in the state to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.

These essentially consist of people who have returned to Assam from coronavirus-affected places.

This apart, 41 people who have shown symptoms similar to that of COVID-19, have been kept in isolation units of different hospitals in the state.

“Out of the 1003 people who were sent to home quarantine, 164 have completed the 28 days mandatory home quarantine period and have shown no symptoms and are now out of home quarantine,” informed State health and family welfare minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma at a press meet.

However, it is to be mentioned that no positive case of the virus has been found in Assam till now.

The minister said that till now 57 samples have been tested from people showing symptoms of coronavirus and all have tested negative.

It is to be mentioned that a total of 39 tests were conducted in Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), 11 cases were tested in Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC), Lahowal and 3 cases were tested in Jorhat Medical College & Hospital (JMCH) and 2 in Silchar Medical College cases and all have tested negative.

“It is the responsibility of the parents as well as family members to ensure that anyone who has returned from a coronavirus-affected state should be home quarantined for at least 14 days in a room,” said Sarma adding that during this time the family members should monitor the health of the person and if they see any symptoms similar to that of coronavirus, then they should inform the health department.

Further, till now 16,508 people have been screened so far in different airports of Assam. Apart from this, at different places including the railway stations and places with contact tracing, 62,870 more people have been screened at the primary level.
The minister informed that currently there are four COVID-19 testing centers in the state.

Additionally, doctors, nurses, paramedics, teachers and anganwadi workers are creating sensitization and conducting awareness drive against coronavirus in villages of the state.

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