Hailakandi’s COVID-19 positive person Foijul Hoque Borbhuiya is serious
Hailakandi: The condition of Hailakandi’s COVID-19 positive person Foijul Hoque Borbhuiya is stated to be serious.
Health authorities here said Borbhuiya, who was taken from the Borjurai village near Hailakandi town to the Silchar Medical College and Hospital following his swab sample tested positive on Tuesday night, developed pneumonia and his condition deteriorated. He has been shifted to ICU in the afternoon on Thursday. Borbhuiya had returned to Hailakandi on March 18 after coming from Saudi Arabia and Markaz, Nizamuddin in Delhi. His swab sample was sent to SMC&H on April 5 and tested positive on April 7. Borbhuiya and his family were under home quarantine.
Meanwhile, IDSP team shifted the five members of Borbhuiya’s family to a quarantine centre here. Swab samples have been sent to Silchar Medical College and Hospital the results of which are awaited. The entire village having a one km radius with a population of over 1,500 has been declared a containment zone with entry and exit of people and vehicles prohibited barring essential and emergency services.
Door-to-door surveillance is going on in the containment zone and contact tracing of persons with whom the COVID-19 infected person came in contact with is on. 35 persons have been identified so far.
Sanitisation of Borjurai village is being carried out by Fire and Emergency Services around the house of the infected person, approach road and 100m surrounding area.
The district police arrested Sucharita Nath, a lady working in a gas agency, for posting an inflammatory post on Facebook on Thursday. A case no.167/2020 was registered against her by Lala Police Station. She was interrogated and released on a PR bond and asked to appear again after a week.