Himanta Visits Kumarpara To oversee evacuation of COVID-19 patients


The state government is facing a daunting task to fight with the deadly COVID-19.

As part of ongoing measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, State Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma visited Kumarpara this afternoon to monitor the evacuation of two new COVID-19 patients.

They were admitted to Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital (MMCH) in the city. The two patients were detected with the disease on Saturday. These two new cases are related to the Fancy Bazaar COVID-19 case in Guwahati.

Minister Sarma was accompanied by health officials and senior police officers of Kamrup (Metro) administration.

15 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Kamrup Metro on Wednesday. All are related to patient from Guwahati’s Fancy Bazaar, who tested positive recently, Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

Mungru Sahani, staying at Fancy Bazar’s Rajkamal Hotel had tested positive for COVID-19 following which, the boundary encircling the hotel was declared Containment Zone including MG Road in the north, Tarun Ram Phukan Road in the south, SACB Road in the east and the MS Road in the west.

The state government is facing a daunting task to fight with the deadly COVID-19 in terms of curbing the spread of the virus, screening and tracking of infected people, coupled with providing medical solutions, monitoring people’s movement and providing necessary essential services during the lockdown.

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