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Spanish Garden declared containment zone

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, April 4 - The posh Spanish Garden complex along RG Baruah Road, which houses some 150 families, has been declared a �containment zone�, after a resident of the apartment tested positive for COVID-19.

Forty-five-year-old businessman Manish Tibrewal, who is also an asthma patient, was shifted to GMCH last night after the COVID-19 confirmatory tests. Tibrewal had gone to Delhi to attend a meeting and returned on March 1.

Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said it is unlikely that he carried the virus from the national capital as it has been more than 28 days since he returned.

�We have strong doubts that he got the virus from someone he came into contact here. Contact tracing has led to 111 persons so far and we have collected samples of all. All will be kept in isolation, and most of them have been shifted to the quarantine camp at IDSP Hospital at Kalapahar,� he said, adding that it is unlikely to be a case of social transmission and the patient got the virus from a �carrier�.

COVID-19 tests are being also conducted on two doctors � one from a hospital at Dispur and another from a hospital on GS Road � who were consulted by Tibrewal last month for treating asthma.

The businessman also came into contact with people who visited Delhi and Kolkata. Tibrewal�s relatives and contacts in Nagaon and Dibrugarh have been also put on quarantine and tests conducted on them.

The common utility areas in Spanish Garden were today sanitized by health, municipal and fire tender personnel.

�No one can enter the complex or come out for the next 14 days. Some designated people will take the essential commodities to the gate from where a few representatives of the society will collect and distribute taking adequate precautionary measures. We have also asked the residents not to use the common utilities, like lifts, etc.,� the minister said.

All the residents are being screened by medical staff.

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Spanish Garden declared containment zone

GUWAHATI, April 4 - The posh Spanish Garden complex along RG Baruah Road, which houses some 150 families, has been declared a �containment zone�, after a resident of the apartment tested positive for COVID-19.

Forty-five-year-old businessman Manish Tibrewal, who is also an asthma patient, was shifted to GMCH last night after the COVID-19 confirmatory tests. Tibrewal had gone to Delhi to attend a meeting and returned on March 1.

Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said it is unlikely that he carried the virus from the national capital as it has been more than 28 days since he returned.

�We have strong doubts that he got the virus from someone he came into contact here. Contact tracing has led to 111 persons so far and we have collected samples of all. All will be kept in isolation, and most of them have been shifted to the quarantine camp at IDSP Hospital at Kalapahar,� he said, adding that it is unlikely to be a case of social transmission and the patient got the virus from a �carrier�.

COVID-19 tests are being also conducted on two doctors � one from a hospital at Dispur and another from a hospital on GS Road � who were consulted by Tibrewal last month for treating asthma.

The businessman also came into contact with people who visited Delhi and Kolkata. Tibrewal�s relatives and contacts in Nagaon and Dibrugarh have been also put on quarantine and tests conducted on them.

The common utility areas in Spanish Garden were today sanitized by health, municipal and fire tender personnel.

�No one can enter the complex or come out for the next 14 days. Some designated people will take the essential commodities to the gate from where a few representatives of the society will collect and distribute taking adequate precautionary measures. We have also asked the residents not to use the common utilities, like lifts, etc.,� the minister said.

All the residents are being screened by medical staff.