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Four rly passengers sent to isolation ward


BONGAIGAON, March 19 - A team of Railway security forces has detained four train passengers suspecting them of having coronavirus infection at New Bongaigaon Railway station today and handed them over to the medical team deputed in the station to check the incoming passengers.

The security team had first detected a youth who was travelling from Kerala in Kanchenjunga Express train from West Bengal after getting there by Ernakulam Express from Kerala. He had entered the State when the police was preparing a list of outside workers. The security team had traced the youth hailing from Morigaon in the wee hours today. The rest of the three passengers reached new Bongaigaon station from Bengaluru in the morning today.

All the four passengers have been put in an isolated ward in Bongaigaon district for primary observation.

According to Chief Medical Officer of the district, Dr Bhupen Baishya, the youth who had reached from Kerala bore no symptoms of COVID-19.

All total 9 persons have been placed in isolation ward and all of them bore no symptoms of the viral pandemic, said Bongaigaon Deputy Commissioner Dr MS Lakshmi Priya, who visited the station after detection of these passengers today.

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