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Karimganj dist admin makes 7-day home quarantine compulsory for passengers

By Staff Correspondent

Silchar, April 27: In the latest move, Karimganj District Administration has made seven-day home quarantine compulsory for air and train passengers coming into the district from other states.

Deputy Commissioner Anbamuthan MP, in an order issued on Sunday, has said that seven day home quarantine will be mandatory even if passengers coming into Karimganj from other states carry COVID-19 negative reports.

"In pursuance to the Government order dated 21st April received from the Principal Secretary Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Assam, all passengers arriving at Karimganj by flight or train from outside the state will have to undergo compulsory home quarantine for seven days even if the result of the COVID-19 test undergone on arrival, is negative. The order will come into force with immediate effect," the Deputy Commissioner cum chairman of the District Disaster Management Authority said. However, Government officials and those travelling due to medical reasons and family bereavement are exempted from these mandatory quarantine restrictions, he added to say in the order.

It may be mentioned that an 84-year-old woman from Karimganj died due to COVID-19 at Silchar Medical College while 21 other have been found to be affected on Monday. However, 13 persons recovered on the same day, DIPR sources informed. The district has 92 COVID-19 afflicted persons under treatment in Karimganj district, sources added.

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