2 more Covid-19 cases in Bokajan; 4 in East KA

BOKAJAN, MAY 26 (AGENCIES) | Publish Date: 5/26/2020 10:24:19 AM IST

Two more people tested positive for Covid-19 in Bokajan taking the tally of positive case to 7 in the twin hill district of Karbi Anglong. Both were undergoing quarantine at Hotel Dhansiri in Bokajan upon their arrival.

As per reports, Gidion Momin, 25, returned from Bangalore on May 20 and deboarded from the special train at Chaparmukh Railway Station in Nagoan District. He was subsequently sent to Dhansiri Hotel for quarantine and tested positive on Tuesday. Another Covid positive returnee, Bharat Mahato, 29 arrived from Bihar on May 22 and was undergoing quarantine in the same hotel.
Earlier, Mahindra Hemron, a migrant worker who arrived from Chennai and was undergoing quarantine at Hotel Priyanka tested positive for Covid-19 in Bokajan on Sunday. Another migrant worker, Prem Tamang from Bokajan sub-division tested positive for Covid-19 in Diphu. He was undergoing quarantine in Hotel Singashon upon arrival and is the first Covid-19 positive patient in East Karbi Anglong.
Meanwhile, the Bokajan administration has declared both the hotels as Containment Zone and has sealed the premises banning entry and exit of people as a preventive measure to stop spread of covid-19. Currently, 67 of the 154 returnees undergoing quarantine have tested negative and 3 have tested positive in Bokajan. 
Swab samples of all returnees have been collected and reports are awaited.


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