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Coronavirus update: More than 14000 people screened in Mizoram

Coronavirus update: More than 14000 people screened in Mizoram

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  7 March 2020 12:44 PM GMT

Mizoram: Around 14,640 people have been kept under complete observation for coronavirus, said a Health Department official from Mizoram. At least seven screening centers are set up in different parts of the state along with international and inter-state borders with the Lengpui airport. The state health secretary, Mr. H Lalengmawia mentioned that over 14,648 people, who had traveled from foreign countries, have undergone screening at these counters since February 2.

According to Lalengmawia, at least 41 people who have traveled from outside have been kept under house quarantine. The government has sent 5 blood samples to Guwahati Medical College for tests. Three of the samples have tested negative and two of the samples were rejected, the official said.

The government has further set up a 32 bedded isolation ward at the State’s Premier Medical College (ZMC), including 5 bedded ward in each district hospital for treating any suspected patients.

A senior official said on Sunday, two persons who had returned from China in the beginning of this year have been kept under house quarantine as a preventive measure, though they are not detected positive with the virus and were tested negative for the contagious virus.

A medical team has also been set to the airport for screening the passengers and collecting samples from them if required.

Mizoram is situated between Myanmar and Bangladesh and shares 820 km unfenced international border.

Meanwhile Assam is on high alert after a US tourist tested positive for coronavirus at Bhutan. The man had extensively travelled in Assam.

Management at Radisson Blu Hotel in Guwahati had evacuated the second floor of the hotel as the US tourist who tested positive for coronavirus had stayed at that place.

The tourist had stayed at room number 224. Over 20 staff of the hotel who had come in contact with the tourist are under observation.

The hotel authorities are sanitizing the room and carrying out the necessary procedure.

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