LAKHIMPUR: The District Health Department admitted a total of 201 returnees from other States in mass quarantine facility on Friday. On Wednesday, a total of 139 persons were stamped for home quarantine in the district while 73 persons on Thursday, and 34 persons were stamped for the same. With these figure, the number of people stamped for home quarantine in the district went up to 8090 on Thursday. According to the information found from the District Health Department, 29 persons on Wednesday and 18 persons on Thursday and 85 persons on Friday completed their home quarantine period in the district raising the cumulative total to 4954 who already completed their home quarantine period of 28 days till the date.
Massive reaction provoked in Dhakuakhana on Friday after sending five youths home who had come in contact with the three COVID-19 patients, detected in the quarantine center set up in Tezpur Central University. Mentionably, coronavirus was detected in the swab samples of Mohan Sonowal, Lakhya Sonowal and Ghanakanta Sonowal, residents of Purani Gorukhuti village under Dhakuakhana who had been working in a Chennai based company. They arrived in Tezpur coming from their workplace by hiring a bus on May 16 and then they were quarantined at Tezpur Central University. Five more youths named Pranjal Sonowal, Ghana Sonowal, Bipul Sonowal, Dharmendra Sonowal and Durgadhar Sonowal of the same village also came with them from the same place where they also worked. Though these five youths were also quarantined in the Tezpur Central University, they were dropped at their home on Thursday stamping them for home quarantine. But extensive reaction have engulfed the village after they were sent to their homes without keeping them in quarantine center. Coronavirus was detected in three of their companions, two on Thursday and one on Friday. Moreover the people of the neighbouring villages already blocked all the ways leading to Purani Gorukhuti village in connection with the issue.
On the other hand Lakhimpur district administration and the Health Department have continued the execution of due measures in order to prevent any possible contagion of COVID-19. As a part of such measures, the Health Department has set up health screening centers at Dhalpur as well as other places to screen the health of the returnees from other States. Then they have been quarantined in various COVID Care Centers (CCC) of the district.
The District Health Department sent a total of 23 swab samples to the Regional Viral Research and Diagnostic Laboratory, ICMR, RMRC of Dibrugarh for COVID-19 test on last three days. Out of them, 15 swab samples were sent on Wednesday while 8 swab samples were sent on Thursday and 277 swab samples were sent on Friday. The result of the test of a total of a 114 swab samples, sent on previous days were reported to the District Health Department on Thursday. They were all reported as negative for coronavirus.