NEW DELHI, April 29 - At least 10 persons hailing from Assam have been quarantined in different centres in the national capital after being declared positive for the dreaded novel coronavirus.
Seven Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans hailing from Assam are in the Mandoli quarantine centre here. They are part of an isolated group of 41 jawans of 30 Battalion of the CRPF who served with Mohammad Ikram Hussain who died of COVID-19 yesterday.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today called five CRPF jawans of Assam who are under quarantine in Mandoli and enquired about their wellbeing. Wishing them good health, he asked the jawans to remain positive in the face of challenges posed by COVID-19.
Sonowal also condoled the demise of Mohammad lkram Hussain and said that his sacrifice while performing duty would keep inspiring the people of the State and country with a sense of patriotism.
Meanwhile, one Pushpa Barua who had come to Indraprastha Apollo Hospital here for treatment was diagnosed as COVID-19 positive and admitted to a quarantine centre.
A couple � Ajit Saikia and wife Banti Saikia hailing from Bokakhat, who had come for treatment at the Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital here, was also detected COVID-19 positive and admitted in the same hospital that has also been turned into a COVID-19 centre.