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Suspected coronavirus patient admitted to AMCH in Dibrugarh

Suspected coronavirus patient admitted to AMCH in Dibrugarh

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 March 2020 1:36 PM GMT

GUWAHATI: A patient with travel history to Malaysia has been admitted to the Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH), according to reports.

The doctor told media that the person had fever, cough and fatigue and is currently under observation.

The government of Assam has ordered to shut all the educational institutes till March 29 to check the spread of the dreaded coronavirus in the state. Earlier, the state government had taken some precautionary measures to thwart spreading of this highly infectious viral disease. However, a large number of social media users had criticised the government, alleging that the latter did not take convincing measure to protect the students from the impending havoc. Facing such resentment and allegations the state government on Sunday announced the closure of all schools, colleges and universities till March 29. Addressing a press meet at Guwahati chief secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna said that as a part of Covid 19 preventive measures the state government decided to pass the order to close all the educational institutions within the state till March 29. However, the chief secretary appealed the people not to be panic and remain alert. “Not fear, only awareness and alertness could save from the infection of the dreaded virus”, he added. The novel coronavirus has been declared a pandemic by the United Nations Organisation as it spread around 130 countries across the globe. In India, two persons including a woman died in the pandemic and more than 100 people have been infected by it. However, no coronavirus positive case is detected in Assam so far, chief secretary Sanjay Krishna informed. On Saturday, the Central government declared the outbreak of the coronavirus in the country as ‘notified disaster’.

Meanwhile, all existing visas, except diplomatic, official, UN/International Organizations, employment, project visas, stand suspended till 15th April 2020. This will come into effect from 1200 GMT on 13th March 2020 at the port of departure, informed the Ministry of Health.

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