NALBARI/DIPHU, May 19 - Two more persons in Nalbari district have tested COVID-19 positive. They were kept in the Jawahar Naboday Vidyalaya quarantine centre at Banekuchi village.
The two youths, aged around 20, came from Lucknow and Coimbatore by special train on May 16 and May 17. One of these youths went to Lucknow for short-term training and stranded there due to lockdown while the other one was working at Coimbatore.
Deputy Commissioner Bharat Bhusan Dev Choudhury said though both the COVID-19 patients are asymptomatic, they have been kept in an isolation ward and their health conditions are being constantly monitored.
He further added that the 73 persons who came from outside the State are being kept in the JNV quarantine centre. Of the 73 persons, 16 persons tested negative last night.
It may be mentioned here that earlier four persons who came from Uttar Pradesh were tested positive on March 26.
On the other hand, one person tested positive for COVID-19 in Karbi Anglong for the first time. The 24-year-old youth identified as Prem Tamang, a resident of Dilai under the Dilai Police Station, has tested positive for the virus.
Tamang was a migrant worker who worked in Tamil Nadu and came from Chennai to Guwahati on May 16 last by train. He reached Diphu by bus, along with 22 others who tested negative for COVID-19.