New Delhi: Health authorities in Assam are on their toes after a resident of Guwahati’s posh Spanish Garden locality tested positive for COVID-19. The corona postive patient, with a travel history to the national capital, reportedly got the virus from a local ‘silent carrier’, whose search has been launched. Also Read - COVID-19: Maharashtra Records 105 Deaths, 2190 Cases in Last 24 Hours, Total Tally at 56948
“We are of the opinion that he did not get infected in Delhi because it has been a month since he returned; he might have got infected in Guwahati itself. Since he tested positive after 28 days of travel, there might be a silent carrier,” Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said. Also Read - On Call, PM Modi Discusses Economic Impact of Coronavirus With Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa
The minister also informed that the samples of the 111 people, who had come in contact with the businessman have been taken and sent for tests. Also Read - We Will Not Learn! French NGO Collects Masks-Gloves And Other Medical Waste in Mediterranean Sea-Bed Amid COVID-19
Notably, the COVID-19 patient, who is undergoing treatment at the Guwahati Medical College Hospital (GMCH), tweeted on Saturday requesting all who came in contact with him to quarantine themselves.
Meanwhile, the Spanish Garden locality with 150 flats has been declared a “containment zone” with nobody being allowed to come in or go out except in case of a medical emergency.
The district administration will be in contact with the housing society to ensure the supply of essential items.