MANGALDAI, April 3 - Bringing some relief to the people of Darrang district, 39 persons out of the 46 whose swab samples were sent by the district health authority to GMCH have tested negative.
This was informed by the District Nodal Health Officer Dr Jadumani Kataki. �Altogether, 39 samples were sent for confirmation of infection and the good news is that all the 22 samples of the first lot and 17 of the second have tested negative. Another lot of seven samples has been collected and sent for test on Thursday evening and we are waiting for its results too,� Dr Kataki said.
All these persons had visited Delhi and a majority had participated in the jamaat at Nizamuddin Markaz.
A press communique of the District Information and Public Relation Officer issued on Thursday, while quoting the district health department, stated that as per the records provided by the Central government, 23 pilgrims had visited Nizamuddin. Out of them, 22 have returned. Among them, all except one are under isolation and arrangements for their tests have been made. However, the identity of one of them is yet to be ascertained.
In yet another recent development, district magistrate Ghanshyam Dass by an order DDMA/11/2020/PT/10-A has directed cleaning staff to resume their services in Mangaldai Civil Hospital, citing it to be an essential service.
Following the admission of 39 people in Mangaldai Civil Hospital on Tuesday night on suspicion of coronavirus infection, panic-stricken cleaning staff on Wednesday left their jobs complaining about lack of protective facilities and financial security of their families, in case anyone of them got infected.
On the other hand, Mangaldai Police temporarily prohibited transportation of vegetables in residential areas to restrict movement of unauthorised vendors. �We had authorised 23 vendors. But the number was increasing every day. This led us to stop the unauthorised movement,� said Niranjan Baruah, Officer in Charge of Mangaldai Police Station.