Assam: Two Nigerians in isolation ward for Coronavirus Test

Assam: Two Nigerians in isolation ward for Coronavirus Test
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GUWAHATI | March 16, 2020:

In Assam, two Nigerians, who entered the country from Bangladesh, have been admitted to an isolation ward in
Karimganj Civil Hospital for coronavirus-related tests, police said on Sunday.

During a routine check, the two Guwahati-bound foreigners were taken into custody by police personnel of the Churaibari outpost near Assam-Tripura border and sent to Karimganj Civil Hospital for necessary tests, a senior officer said.

They had entered India from the neighbouring country on Saturday, Churaibari outpost in-charge Mintu Seal said.

The Nigerians have been admitted in the isolation ward and will remain there till the doctors give a clearance, the police officer said.

The Centre had announced suspension of all types of passenger movement from 00:00 hours on March 15 through the Indo-Bangla, Indo-Nepal, Indo-Bhutan and Indo-Myanmar borders barring a few specified border checkposts.

According to Union Health Ministry, there are 107 cases in India so far including the two persons who died in Delhi and Karnataka and 17 foreigners.

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