BOKAJAN: Two more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Bokajan taking the tally of positive cases to four in the hill district of East Karbi Anglong. Both were undergoing quarantine at Hotel Dhansiri in Bokajan upon their arrival. Both patients are asymptomatic and had not complained of any discomfort since arrival.
As per reports, Gidion Momin (25) returned from Bangalore on May 20 and deboarded from the special train in Chaparmukh Railway Station in Nagaon district. He was subsequently sent to Dhansiri Hotel for quarantine and tested positive on Tuesday. Another COVID positive returnee, Bharat Mahato (29) arrived from Bihar on May 22 and was undergoing quarantine in the same hotel.
Meanwhile, Bokajan health officials have shifted the duo to the district headquarter at Diphu for isolation and treatment. The old building of Diphu Civil Hospital has been transformed into a COVID-19 care centre. This 50-bedded care centre will ease pressure on hospitals grappling with the corona crisis. Earlier, the positive patients of the hill district were shifted to COVID hospital either in Golaghat or Nagaon district.
Earlier, Mahindra Hemron, a migrant worker who arrived from Chennai and was undergoing quarantine at Hotel Priyanka, tested positive for COVID-19 in Bokajan on Sunday. Another migrant worker, Prem Tamang from Bokajan subdivision tested positive for COVID-19 in Diphu. He was undergoing quarantine in Hotel Singashon upon arrival and is the first COVID-19 positive patient in East Karbi Anglong.
Meanwhile, the Bokajan administration has declared both the hotels as Containment Zone and has sealed the premises, banning entry and exit of people, as a preventive measure against the spread of COVID-19. Currently, 67 of the 154 returnees undergoing quarantine have tested negative and three have tested positive in Bokajan. Swab samples of all returnees have been collected and reports are awaited.