DIBRUGARH, May 14 - A family of four, who arrived from Delhi this morning at the Dibrugarh Railway Station in Banipur along with the other passengers, were diagnosed with symptoms of fever during the preliminary test and immediately rushed to the designated quarantine centre at Jokai Model Hospital for further examination.
The health officials informed that the parents as also their two minor children were diagnosed with fever symptoms on their arrival. Nodal officer and joint director of health services Dr Nabajyoti Gogoi told newsmen at the railway station that swab samples would be collected for test and efforts would be made to release the results as early as possible.
Altogether 261 passengers, who were stranded in Delhi due to COVID-19 induced lockdown, were received by officials from their respective districts, including from Arunachal Pradesh, with all COVID-19 health protocols in the presence of Labour and Tea Tribes� Welfare Minister and Revenue Minister Jogen Mohan at the railway station.
Among the passengers who alighted from the train here, 13 were from Arunachal Pradesh. Seventy-four were Dibrugarh-bound passengers while the rest of the passengers were from Tinsukia district (97), Dhemaji district (28), Lakhimpur district (19), Charaideo district (21), Sivasagar district (5) and Biswanath district (4).
On their arrival, each passenger was screened at their respective district health screening camps set up on the station campus. The Dibrugarh- bound passengers were screened at their respective revenue circle health screening camp at the site. The administration had also arranged light food for the passengers at the station. The passengers were later moved to their respective districts and revenue circles for mandatory quarantine at designated centres.
On their arrival and during the health screening, the passengers were not allowed to meet their parents, relatives, friends or anybody for that matter. The railway station was cordoned off and the entry for the public was restricted.
Sources said some Dibrugarh-bound passengers deboarded at other stations also as more passengers were expected here.