NORTH LAKHIMPUR, April 1 - Panic gripped people across the district as six persons from Lakhimpur district have been identified as members of the participants of Tabligi Jamat held before COVID-19 lockdown in Nizamuddin Markaz, Delhi.
On Tuesday night, Health department personnel with the help of the police identified and took away six persons from different parts of Lakhimpur district and put them in isolation wards in North Lakhimpur Civil Hospital. One of them, an 80-year-old person has been put in ICU at North Lakhimpur Civil Hospital due to his age. The blood samples of these persons have been sent to the ICMR laboratory at Lahowal, Dibrugarh.
According to Lakhimpur district Health department, the reports of blood tests of two persons have been declared negative while that of remaining four persons are still awaited. The family members of these persons have also been kept under home quarantine for 14 days in Lakhimpur. Apart from these, another identified participant of the Nizamuddin event is reportedly in Kolkata. So far 3253 persons in Lakhimpur district have been put under home quarantine.
Meanwhile, a person was arrested for posting communal posts in the social media on COVID-19 in North Lakhimpur.
Earlier, State Health Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma was in North Lakhimpur to take stock of the preparedness for COVID-19 in Lakhimpur district. He visited the North Lakhimpur Civil Hospital and interacted with doctors and health workers. He also visited the site at Kadam on the outskirts of the town, where a special 300- bed COVID-19 hospital would be set up.