Tinsukia: The Dibrugarh district administration in Assam has declared Devika Hotel as a containment zone after one of the persons who checked into the hotel tested positive for novel coronavirus on Thursday.
The affected person arrived in Dibrugarh from Chennai by a Shramik special train on May 18.
Talking to EastMojo, additional deputy commissioner of Dibrugarh Dipu Deka said that the hotel in question is a containment zone. “The patient has been evacuated and shifted to Assam Medical College and Hospital,” Deka added.
Devika Hotel was one of the quarantine facilities used to lodge passengers arriving from train and buses in the district. On May 18, altogether 67 passengers checked into the hotel after they were quarantined there.
“The remaining 66 persons continue to stay in the hotel,” Deka said, adding, “So far, around 600 passengers have arrived from various trains and buses. The samples of all the persons have been collected. So far, around 60% test results are out and this is the first positive case.”
According to sources, altogether 345 passengers arrived Dibrugarh in Shramik special train on May 18. “135 persons were from Dibrugarh and kept in various quarantine centres including 15 in hospital quarantine,” the sources said.
“The remaining passengers were 35 from Dhemaji, 20 from Lakhimpur, 5 from Majuli, 120 from Tinsukia, 2 from Charaideo and 28 from Arunachal Pradesh,” the sources added.
On Friday, 4 more persons tested positive in Assam taking the total number of COVID-19 cases to 214 so far.