In a first, parcel train with electric locomotive arrives in Guwahati's Kamakhya Railway station
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Guwahati: The Assam man suspected of coronavirus (COVID-19), who allegedly fled from Kerala for fear of quarantine, has been caught in a joint operation from a train at New Bongaigaon railway station in the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday.

The man, a migrant worker hailing from Morigaon district, was travelling in Kanchanjunga Express. According to sources, his sample has been collected and sent for testing, while he has been kept at an isolation ward in a railway hospital in Bongaigaon.

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He has so far shown no symptoms of coronavirus, added the source.

The migrant worker was working in Kozhikode at a hotel and fled with two other suspected coronavirus-infected men on March 16.

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