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Coronavirus Outbreak: 400 Quarantined in Assam for Coming in Contact with US Tourist

G Plus News | March 09, 2020 12:05 hrs

GUWAHATI: At least 400 people in Assam have been quarantined after they came in contact with an American tourist who tested positive for the coronavirus in Bhutan after travelling through Assam recently.

Taking to the Twitter handle Assam State Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, "State Health Dept has traced more than 400 contacts in different places including MV Mahabahu (cruise ship) and resorts where he stayed. Teams of doctors and microbiologists have been keeping a close watch on these people who have been quarantined."

In a series of tweets, Sarma said tests for five persons have been done so far and results have come negative.

It is to be mentioned that in the aftermath of an American tourist declared positive for Corona virus while in Bhutan, State Health officials have swung into action.

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