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COVID-19: Assam DGP Bhaskarjyoti Mahanta shifted to GMCH for treatment

Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, who tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus on Monday, was under home isolation

Bhaskar jyoti Mahanta in GMCH

Bhaskarjyoti Mahanta

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 Aug 2020 10:32 AM GMT

Guwahati: Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, the Assam Director General of Police (DGP), has been shifted to the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) for COVID-19 treatment.

Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, who tested positive for the dreaded virus on Monday, was under home isolation. He had reportedly been feeling unwell and had developed a fever prior to his test. Fever is a telltale sign of coronavirus infection, as per health experts. According to reports, Mahanta's driver has also been infected with the dreaded virus. However, his security guards have tested negative for the pathogen.

"Healthcare professionals will act as per protocols and test the samples of his immediate contacts," a senior official said after Mahanta tested positive for the Wuhan-originating contagion.

"Always trying to move forward with positive thinking and positive outlook. After becoming Covid-19 positive, I am thinking that after the body has been developed to defeat the coronavirus, I can be a more powerful fight against corona as a corona fighter. Whatever he is, I request those who have recently come in touch with me to check out the COVID-19 identification immediately. Because, our alert will save us, prevent corona infection. Stay healthy, be careful and follow the health rules", Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta wrote in a Facebook post earlier today.

It needs mention here that since March of this year, around 30 people at the Assam Police Headquarters have tested positive, including the IGP (Law and Order) and DIG (Administration).

On Monday, the state registered 2,900 fresh COVID-19 positive cases, taking the state's overall tally to 61,737. The state's health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in a tweet said the new cases have been detected out of 60,425 tests conducted within the last 24 hours.

"Alert ~ 2900 COVID cases detected out of 60,425 tests in last 24 hrs," health minister Sarma tweeted. The state's positivity rate stands at 4.79%, a good figure as per the World Health Organization (WHO).

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