DHEMAJI, April 30 - Nineteen persons in Dhemaji who were suspected of being infected by COVID-19 and admitted to the Dhemaji Civil Hospital on April 28, were released yesterday after their swab tests proved negative.
It may be mentioned here that 17 persons of various places in Dhemaji, who were engaged in various jobs in different places like Kerela, Maharastra etc., arrived at Dhemaji on April 28 by an ASTC bus from Guwahati and after their arrival, a rumour spread among the people through various medias that the persons coming from Guwahati have coronavirus in their bodies.
On hearing this, people of Dhemaji naturally panicked. Under such circumstances, the Dhemaji district administration held all the 17 persons working outside the State and coming from Guwahati along with 2 other persons of the bus, including the driver and the handyman, and admitted them into the isolation ward at Dhemaji Civil Hospital.
The Health department of the district immediately collected swabs of these persons and sent them to ICMR at Lahowal, Dibrugarh for COVID-19 test. And luckily, all the people tested COVID-19 negative.
Meanwhile, another quarantined person�s swab in the hospital also tested negative yesterday as reported by the Superintendent of the hospital. A total of 20 people tested COVID-19 negative in Dhemaji yesterday.
Hence, all the 20 persons showing negative results yesterday were released with the instruction to keep themselves in home quarantine. Superintendent of Dhemaji Civil Hospital Dr Jogen Das urged all the persons released from the hospital to ensure compliance of the home quarantine guidelines. He also instructed the released persons to contact their nearest hospital if they find any health-related problems.