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Coronavirus alert in Jorhat: US tourist detected positive in Bhutan

Coronavirus alert in Jorhat: US tourist detected positive in Bhutan

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  7 March 2020 12:57 PM GMT

GUWAHATI: The largest human inhabited river island Majuli and Jorhat are now under the scare of coronavirus outbreak. A US tourist who had come to visit Jorhat and the river island has been detected positive with the deadly coronavirus disease in Bhutan. People of Jorhat and Majuli are now in grip of fear after the news of detection of coronavirus in the American tourist spread.

Employees of Thengal Menor, Jorhat are now under complete medical observation as the tourist had, reportedly, spent two nights there before leaving for Bhutan.

As a part of precautionary measure the police of both districts are now searching for the taxi drivers where the tourist had travelled during his visit.

Besides, two health camps have been set up in Nimati Ghat and and Pabho Ghat for screening.

As per reports, the US tourist had arrived Assam on February 22. He reached Jorhat from Kolkata by air. He had spent two nights in the luxurious resort of Jorhat, Thengal Menon. On February 25 the tourist had travelled to Majuli to visit Vaishynavite monasteries, i.e. the Satras. During his visit to the North Kamalabari Satra, he had watched there Gayan Bayan (a religious dance form of the Neo-Vaishnavites) and Ankia Bhaona (a religious drama founded by Mahapurush Srimamanta Sankardev). Later, he had reached Guwahati in a river cruise M G Mahabahu after a journey of about seven days. His journey ended well in Assam but he was detected with the deadly coronavirus in Bhutan. As soon as the news came out, fear broke out in both the districts of the state. The administrations as well as the health departments of the both districts sounded health alert. Meanwhile, the people who came in contact with him in Majuli have been placed under complete medical observations.

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