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Confusion over release of returnees

Correspondent KOHIMA, JUN 10 (NPN) | Publish Date: 6/10/2020 1:37:41 PM IST

There is confusion over the fate of quarantined returnees with allegations that some of them were released after 14 days while others were still lodged at the quarantine centres.

When contacted,  a medical official explained that they had done contact tracing and those in high risk category were held back for second test. The official explained that as most of the returnees had completed 14 days of institutional quarantine in Kohima, they would now be released and asked to undergo 14-day home in their respective districts. He said this was being done for the safety of “our people”.  

However, one returnee, who did not wish to be named, claimed that one person from the same quarantine centre was released after 14 days and was now at home.

“Both of us were in the same coach and even made to sit on the same bus when we went for our tests. Then why I am a high risk, not him? I want answers from the authorities in this regard. Please explain. I want to know if some of us are immune to the virus,” the returnee demanded to know. The returnee also claimed that some of the family members and relatives had questioned staff and authorities, but received different answers.

The returnee said June 10 was their 19th day at the QC and were tested for the second time. The returnee said they were asked to wait for 3-4 more days for the results to be out.

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