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The Students who return from Kota be screened, quarantined in Assam: Minister Sarma

The Students who return from Kota be screened, quarantined in Assam: Minister Sarma

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 April 2020 8:10 AM GMT

Guwahati: Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the Assam students who will return to the state from Rajasthan’s Kota will be screened and quarantined as per COVID-19 prevention procedure. The Minister informed media that 391 students from Assam are pursuing their higher studies at Kota. The State Government has initiated process to bring back the students to their homes due to the outbreak of new coronavirus. Already they are travelling from Kota to Assam. Informing that Minister Sarma said, “The students who are travelling back to the state, would be kept at the Sarusajai quarantine facility in Guwahati. If anybody is found to have fever or symptoms (of COVID-19), he/she will not be allowed to travel further (from Srirampur). If there are no such cases, all will be kept at the quarantine facility in Guwahati." He also said that those with symptoms of coronavirus infection will be quarantined in Kokrajhar district. Swab tests will be conducted on the students on the fifth day, the Minister said, adding that the doctors will decide whether or not those testing negative can be discharged and allowed to spend the remaining nine days under home observation.

He further said, “The students, who have already been in quarantine in Kota, have not come into direct contact with any Covid-19 patient. Hence, their quarantine period will be 14 days”.

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