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COVID-19: Returnees from outside quarantined in Dibrugarh

All total 184 passengers reached Dibrugarh by special train at Banipur Railway Station on Friday.


Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 May 2020 3:38 AM GMT

Staff Correspondent

DIBRUGARH: All total 184 passengers reached Dibrugarh by special train at Banipur Railway Station on Friday. Out of which 38 passengers from Dibrugarh were sent to quarantine facilities after screening at railway station. Out of 38 passengers, 33 were sent to hotel, 3 to hospital and 2 to home quarantine. Hotel quarantine passengers are accommodated in three hotels – Hotel Khayati, Hotel Murya and Hotel Nandini. The rest of passengers were : 24 from Arunachal, 74 from Tinsukia district, 15 from Lakhimpur, 2 from Biswanath Chariali, 6 from Charaideo, 1 from Sivasagar, and 24 passengers from Dhemaji district. After initial screening at the respective centres set up at Banipur Railway station, the passengers were transported to their respective districts by officials of their district under strict COVID-19 guidelines. However, one passenger from Charaideo and three from Tinsukia district along with 3 passengers of Dibrugarh district have been shifted to quarantine centre at Jokai Model Hospital.

In another development, the 14 passengers who arrived from Chennai at Guwahati Railway station on Thursday, reached here by bus on Friday, were sent to quarantine centre at Jironi lodge here after initial health check up at District Inspection centre in Victoria Girls School.

The first Special train, arrived here on Thursday with 261 passengers, out of which 74 passengers of Dibrugarh were put under initial screening at the station itself.

4 passengers who came from Bihar with health ailment were sent to Jokai Model Hospital directly from railway station for hospital quarantine while rest 66 passengers were accommodated at the quarantine centres set up at Sammrat, Nandini and Murya Hotels of Dibrugarh Town. While 2 elderly passengers were sent to home quarantine, two passengers of Mohanbari Airport and Railway department each quarantined under their respective organizations.

Meanwhile, the Additional Deputy commissioner, Ranjit Konwar, by an emmergent order promulgated sec.144 of CrPC. Tea Tribes Welfare Department Minister, Sanjay Kishan accompanied by Dibrugarh DC Pallab Gopal Jha, Superintendent of Police Sreejit T have been reviewing the entire screening process.

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