City’s Index Person Pose a Threat to Thousands

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The index person of Guwahati who has been tested positive of COVID-19 on Friday has posed a threat to thousands as he might have come into contact with hundreds including three major private hospitals and two banks besides threatening to knock off the screening team of the GMCH.

According to the Guwahati Medical College authorities, the patient went to the Arya Hospital, Midland Hospital, Apollo Hospital and Health City besides visiting SBI Fancy Bazar and PNB Fancy Bazar before he was detected positive.

He also attended several business and family parties and closely worked with several business associates.  Some of the senior persons who attended parties also developed mild symptoms.

After the patient, Manish Tibrewala tested positive of the deadly virus, the entire city is now under threat as the patient has the potential to spread it to thousands in the city even as the total number of corona virus-positive cases rose to 24 in the state as of Saturday.

The 45-year-old positive man is a businessman by profession and returned from New Delhi long before lockdown. He had developed a fever and referred by a private doctor to the GMCH on April 2 but somehow the GMCH screening team took the swab but sent back him without being quarantined despite having travel history and
fever.

The question now arises that if the person reached Guwahati on March 1
then how come his symptoms come to light after 28 days when everyone has the knowledge that the symptoms are seen within 14 days.

During this period, the patient might have come into contact with thousand-person as he was a businessman and returned from New Delhi on March 1.

Meanwhile, the authorities sealed the Spanish garden apartment, considered the poshest in the whole state, having nearly 100 apartments as the patient might have in contact with other persons also.

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