GUWAHATI: Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma provided update on Assam’s first COVID-19 patient.
Sarma said that the patient who is currently being treated at Silchar hospital had gone to Delhi by Rajdhani Express.
Between March 6 and March10, he attended the religious gathering in Nizamuddin, Delhi.
After that he took Rajdhani train and came back to Guwahati. He had stayed at Morigaon and then went to Badarpur.
Those people who were in touch with him have been quarantined.
The Minister mentioned that as per reports a total of 547 people who attended the function in Delhi were from Assam.
So far 68 people have not returned to the state. 134 have not been suspected prima facie. The remaining number is 347 out of which 230 people have been recognized so far. As of now 196 people’s sample have been collected so far.
He also informed that more than Rs 8 crores has been collected through relief efforts set up for COVID-19 pandemic.