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Foreign tourists in MV Mahabahu test negative for novel coronavirus

Foreign tourists in MV Mahabahu test negative for novel coronavirus

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 March 2020 6:52 AM GMT

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JORHAT: Tourists from several countries, including Britain, Australia, Germany and USA, have been kept near Dainigaon Chapori at Neematighat in Jorhat district after one tourist from USA, Berth Samuel Habbit who was tested positive for coronavirus in Bhutan in February.

Around 22 tourists travelled with Berth Samuel Habbit in the same river vessel from Neematighat to Guwahati.

All 22 tourists have been kept in isolation near the chapori at Neematighat and as per a report received from ICMR, they have tested negative for coronavirus. They were tested at Chabua, said Dr Ganesh Bora, the Vice-Principal of Jorhat Medical College and Hospital (JMCH) on Thursday.

According to JMCH sources, all 22 foreign tourists along with 34 crew members of the MV Mahabahu will be leaving for Guwahati on Saturday as the medical report has given the green signal for them to leave. Moreover, two foreign tourists underwent COVID-19 test at Neematighat which was conducted by a team of medical experts from JMCH on Thursday afternoon after they complained of uneasiness on Wednesday night in the isolated river vessel at Neematighat, said attending doctors.

“All 22 foreign tourists along with 34 cabin crew tested negative after their swab was sent to ICMR, Chabua.

“All the tourists in the river vessel MV Mahabahu will be sent back to Guwahati on Saturday,” said Roshni Aparanji Korati, the Deputy Commissioner of Jorhat.

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