JORHAT, May 9 - The first batch of 37 migrants from outside Assam arrived in Jorhat district by vehicles on Friday while another six reached on Thursday by ambulances.
Jorhat Deputy Commissioner Roshni A Korati said that among the 37 who arrived here, 13 were from green zones of West Bengal, two from orange zones of Odisha and Bengal and 22 from red zones of Delhi and West Bengal. The DC said that those six persons who reached by ambulances were from red zones in Maharashtra and Bihar.
Altogether 43 persons were screened in Jorhat on Thursday and Friday and as people from green and orange zones were asymptomatic, they were sent to their home districts in Upper Assam, the DC said.
Results of 15 of 22 samples taken for Covid-19 test have come out negative.
Tension at Bandar Chaliha Police Outpost: Tension erupted on Friday evening at Bandar Chaliha Police Outpost near the Assam-Nagaland border under Titabar subdivision after irate tea garden workers staged a protest and a few of them reportedly pelted stones resulting in damage of property of the outpost.
The tea workers were protesting the picking up of a shopkeeper by policemen. A police official of Titabar stated the shopkeeper was picked up after his shop was found open beyond the stipulated time of 4 pm due to which police had to take action against him.
The protesters said that they finished work by 4 pm but they had to wait for wages which took time, and while returning to their quarters they visited the shop to buy groceries and other essentials.