BONGAIGAON, May 5 - The lockdown situation in Bongaigaon district would be reconsidered on May 11 only after receiving the test results of samples collected from persons who have been put under institutional quarantine for their active contact with four of the five Covid-19 patients, State Health Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma told the media on Monday during his visit to the district headquarters.
Of the five covid-19 patients detected recently in the district, four are stable and the aged woman patient has little congestion in her lungs, the minister told the media.
First covid-19 case was detected on April 28 and the rest four cases were found on April 30 in the district.
First case got infected after she and her family members visited her maternal grandfather�s residence in Dhubri district. Her grandfather, a Markaz returnee, had tested coronavirus positive after her visit.
Of the rest four covid-19 patients, two are health workers of a government public health centre in Bongaigaon town. The third patient is a vegetable vendor and the fifth one is an aged woman, whose son is a railway employee in New Bongaigaon. Son had a travel history and he had spent 14 days in home quarantine.
�Already over 2500 persons have been quarantined for their (active and passive) contacts with the four covid-19 patients,� the minister said.
Sarma visited the two containment zones of the town and the civil hospital along with State ministers Pijush Hazarika and Phani Bhushan Choudhury. In the civil hospital, he inspected the quarantine facility.
Sarma also said that he would tell Bongaigaon Deputy Commissioner Dr MS Lakshmi Priya to ensure that people in the district can get vegetables, fuel, essential items and ambulance service during the lockdown period.