DOOMDOOMA, May 15 - As the first special train from New Delhi arrived at Dibrugarh on Thursday morning, the Tinsukia district administration has brought 98 Tinsukia district bound passengers under strict quarantine guidelines after initial screening at Banipur (Dibrugarh) Railway Station.
All the 98 passengers were brought to the Sports Authority of India (SAI) complex at Borguri Tinsukia for subdivisional wise segregation. Seven passengers from Sadiya and 27 from Margherita subdivisions were sent to their respective quarantine centres. The passengers belonging to Tinsukia subdivision which includes Doomdooma Revenue Circle also were given options to select government-supported quarantine centres which included SAI Complex Borguri, Manab Kalyan Bhawan, Manab Kalyan Prarthna Bhawan and Jyoti Hotel besides self-financed luxury hotels like Royal Highness and Kiran Residency.
Dr Sanjeeb Phukan, the Circle Officer of Tinsukia who is supervising the placement of passengers informed that out of 64 passengers, SAI Complex accommodated 17 persons, Jyoti Hotel 35 and Royal Highness 12. The collection of swab samples of all the persons began today from the respective quarantine centres and these persons have to remain in in-situ quarantine till the arrival of the reports. If tested negative, the person may be allowed to go for home quarantine for 14 days including the days of institutional quarantine, stated Dr Phukan.
The passengers bound for Sadiya and Margherita will be quarantined at Digboi College, Margherita College and Ledo College for Margherita.