BORDUMSA: With the detection of five new coronavirus-infected cases here on Sunday morning, the COVID-19 tally of Bordumsa in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh rose to 10. Altogether five persons including a senior nurse had tested positive on Saturday afternoon.
Among the new cases is a returnee from Bihar, who was in a quarantine centre at the Bordumsa Higher Secondary School (and tested positive on Sunday afternoon), the other four has no travel history. These four fresh cases include two GNM nurses, the husband of a nurse and an employee of the PHED department.
"The fear of community transmission has gripped the residents of entire Bordumsa Circle as one of the senior nurses had recently attended the last rites of a person at Kherem Pisa village," informed Gumsong Lawang who is advisor in the Bordumsa COVID-19 Vigilance Committee. Lawang added, "Three nurses at the local CHC and six other persons including a government employee tested positive during the Rapid Antigen test.
"Though the frontline workers intensified their crusades in the entire affected areas yet the contact tracing and test is proceeding at a snail's pace at Bordumsa," he said. "The barber of a saloon (Mohammad Semim) in the township where one of the patients had visited recently, is yet to be tested," said Lagang — one of the crusaders. "We've tested more than 50 medical staffs and some primary contacts today," said Gumlat Maio — one of the doctors in Bordumsa CHC. All the fresh 10 persons who have been detected with positive cases have been immediately shifted to the COVID Care Center at Bordumsa.
"All are asymptomatic. While one was detected at the Quarantine Facility, three others include nurses and the other six are relatives and dependents of the patients. We'll test the residents of ADC colony and PHE staffs tomorrow, informed the doctor.
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