Silchar: It has now been confirmed by the district administration of Cachar that 5 Ajmer Sharif pilgrims have tested Covid 19 positive and are undergoing treatment at Silchar Medical College and Hospital. In all 46 pilgrims returned from Rajasthan to Silchar on May 6. Of them, 10 tested positive and 36 negative in home quarantine. Accordingly, 11 villages, the native places of the Ajmer returnees were sealed and security persons posted around to prevent the entry and exit of any person in the villages.
But, after thorough screening and testing by the heath department, only 5 have turned out to be positive. They are Sabir Hussain Mazumder of Lamar village, Sahabuddin Barlaskar of Tarapore Part IV, Hasi Begum Laskar, Amanuvesa and Juhina Begum Laskar of Pechardahar. After being ascertained about these positive cases, Barnali Sharma, Deputy Commissioner of Cachar, in exercise of her power has sealed Part I of Tarapore North, Part V of Tarapore South, Part V of Tarapore East and West Victoria, Banglaghat Grant, strictly prohibiting movement of any person and vehicle in and outside these areas. Inhabitants have also been advised to follow the mandatory guidelines.
From Karimganj comes the information that a truck driver, Jaffrul Islam, after returning from Tripura to his native village of Kayasthagram, was found Covid 19 positive and quarantined at Karimganj Civil Hospital. He went to Tripura to deliver the consignment. MP Dr Rajdeep Roy has asked people of the valley not to panic as the district administration of Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi is fully geared up to face the situation. Admittedly, the question that continues to harangue the mind of people is that the Ajmer Sharif pilgrims have not been thoroughly screened before being sent to home quarantine. In the midst of Covid 19 upheaval, Barnali Sharma, DC of Cachar, has been replaced by Keerti Jalli, who donned the chair of the Deputy Commissioner of Hailakandi.