DERGAON, April 4 - The number of persons tested positive for COVID-19 has reached nine in upper Assam�s Golaghat district on Saturday.
After Rahim Uddin Ahmed (50), husband of Saleha Begum (45) of Bhelouguri Merapani (a COVID-19 patient) tested positive, a total of nine persons have been tested positive for the dreaded virus in Golaghat district.
This person also returned from Delhi after attending the Tablighi Jamaat congregation at Nizamuddin Markaz.
Including this new case, total nine persons were found positive among the 11 tested persons who returned from Nizamuddin.
Golaghat Deputy Commissioner (DC) Bibhash Ch Modi said that a total of 63 samples were sent for testing and among them only nine have tested positive so far.
�Among them, 33 samples were found negative and the results of 21 are awaited,� DC said.
�Nine repeat samples will be sent for testing at Jorhat on Saturday,� the DC added.
6,650 under village quarantine: As many as 6,650 residents in five villages in Golaghat district have been put under village quarantine as 9 persons were tested positive for COVID-19.
The villages namely, Rampur (1535), Islampur (1168), Bheloguri (546) in Merapani, Dhuliagaon (1500) in Marangi and Dhemaji Kaiborta (Dighalipam) (1900) have been sealed by the Golaghat district administration on April 1 as the positive cases were reported from these families.
Golaghat Deputy Commissioner (DC) Bibhash Chandra Modi told this correspondent that the villagers had been obeying the regulations set by the administration.
�We are putting up strict vigil on these villages and 100 per cent stifling is seen in the villages,� DC said.
�Administration has arranged all amenities for supplying essential commodities, including medicines, to the villages so that the villagers don�t need to come out for any reason,� the DC added.