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10 new cases take Barak Valley�s tally past 100

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SILCHAR, May 29 - Amidst continuous rise in COVID-19 cases in the State, 10 more cases were reported in Barak Valley.

The fresh cases took the tally in Barak Valley to 103, including one dead, sources said. Currently, 87 patients are undergoing treatment at the Silchar Medical College and Hospital (SMCH).

Health Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma took to Twitter this morning to inform that six more positive cases have been detected in Karimganj along with two each in Cachar and Hailakandi districts.

It may be mentioned that 16 cases, including one from Dima Hasao, were detected in South Assam on Thursday.

Sources in the Cachar District Health Department said the six patients of Karimganj district had returned from Chennai, Mumbai and Uttar Pradesh while the two of Cachar had come back from Mumbai recently. According to them, the two cases of Hailakandi also have travel history.

Stranded residents of Assam return from Bangladesh: As many as 79 persons, including 61 from Assam and 18 from Manipur who were stranded in Bangladesh, returned to India on Thursday.

Karimganj Deputy Commissioner Anbamuthan MP informed The Assam Tribune that the stranded persons came back through the Sutarkandi immigration check post.

�Of the 79 citizens, 61 are from different districts of Assam while 18 are from Manipur. All of them were screened at the makeshift centre-cum-immigration point at the godown of Sutarkandi check post and later sent to their respective districts. The passengers from Manipur were also sent to their home State,� the Deputy Commissioner informed.

He further added that while swab samples of persons of Karimganj district were collected there, other passengers will undergo testing in their respective districts.

Asked whether similar exercise to bring back more Indians stranded in the neighbouring country would taken, Anbamuthan replied that so far there has been no directions from the MEA in this regard. On the other hand, Karimganj SP Kumar Sanjit Krishna informed that 20 Bangladeshi nationals were sent back to their country through the land border.

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10 new cases take Barak Valley�s tally past 100

SILCHAR, May 29 - Amidst continuous rise in COVID-19 cases in the State, 10 more cases were reported in Barak Valley.

The fresh cases took the tally in Barak Valley to 103, including one dead, sources said. Currently, 87 patients are undergoing treatment at the Silchar Medical College and Hospital (SMCH).

Health Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma took to Twitter this morning to inform that six more positive cases have been detected in Karimganj along with two each in Cachar and Hailakandi districts.

It may be mentioned that 16 cases, including one from Dima Hasao, were detected in South Assam on Thursday.

Sources in the Cachar District Health Department said the six patients of Karimganj district had returned from Chennai, Mumbai and Uttar Pradesh while the two of Cachar had come back from Mumbai recently. According to them, the two cases of Hailakandi also have travel history.

Stranded residents of Assam return from Bangladesh: As many as 79 persons, including 61 from Assam and 18 from Manipur who were stranded in Bangladesh, returned to India on Thursday.

Karimganj Deputy Commissioner Anbamuthan MP informed The Assam Tribune that the stranded persons came back through the Sutarkandi immigration check post.

�Of the 79 citizens, 61 are from different districts of Assam while 18 are from Manipur. All of them were screened at the makeshift centre-cum-immigration point at the godown of Sutarkandi check post and later sent to their respective districts. The passengers from Manipur were also sent to their home State,� the Deputy Commissioner informed.

He further added that while swab samples of persons of Karimganj district were collected there, other passengers will undergo testing in their respective districts.

Asked whether similar exercise to bring back more Indians stranded in the neighbouring country would taken, Anbamuthan replied that so far there has been no directions from the MEA in this regard. On the other hand, Karimganj SP Kumar Sanjit Krishna informed that 20 Bangladeshi nationals were sent back to their country through the land border.

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