Arunachal Pradesh: One sample collected to test for Coronavirus in Assam’s hospital

Arunachal Pradesh: One sample collected to test for Coronavirus in Assam’s hospital
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ITANAGAR | March 22, 2020:

The health department of Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday has collected its first swab sample to test for coronavirus. The sample was sent to Gauhati Medical College & Hospital (GMCH) in Assam for testing.

Dr L Jampa, IDSP State Surveillance Officer said that the test results are usually received within a day, and the result of the sample sent to Guwahati would be updated as and when the state receives information from the GMCH.

The person from whom the swab sample has been taken is currently in quarantine. Two more samples are to be collected on Monday, and will be sent for testing to the Regional Medical Research Centre in Dibrugarh, Assam, Jampa said.

The health department has also issued an advisory for students returning from other states, asking all asymptomatic students returning to Arunachal due to the closure of their educational institutes to practice social distancing by way of home quarantine for 14 days.


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