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    Family Members Of NE’s First COVID-19 Victim Discharged From Quarantine

    The officials of district administration, health functionaries and police personnel clapped as the family members, including children, walked out of the institutional quarantine on way to their home

    The family members of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deceased Foijul Hoque Barbhuiya have been released from institutional quarantine after completion of 24 days quarantine period in Hailakandi on April 28th, 2020.

    Joint Director of Health Services, Dr Ramesh Chandra Dwivedy said all the five members of the COVID-19 victim have been discharged from institutional quarantine this morning after their swab results tested negative for the third time. 

    Dr Dwivedy said all the formalities were observed before they were discharged and they would now be put under home quarantine till May 6th, 2020.

    “Necessary instructions have been given to them to follow the home quarantine rules and regulations,” he added. 

    The officials of district administration, health functionaries and police personnel clapped as the family members, including children, walked out of the institutional quarantine on way to their home. 

    Circle Officer, Hailakandi, Tridip Roy while wishing the family members healthy and vigorous life, presented basketful of fruits as a token of love from the district administration. 

    Son of the COVID-19 deceased, Amirul Hoque Barbhuiyan expressed his gratitude to the district administration and health functionaries for taking good care of them during the institutional quarantine period.

    “We are indebted to the officials of the administration and health functionaries for giving us all the care and attention. We did not face any problem whatsoever during the quarantine period,” said Amirul. 

    The first COVID-19 death in Assam and the entire North East region had taken place when the 65-year old Foijul of Barjurai village on the outskirts of Hailakandi district headquarters passed away at the Silchar Medical College and Hospital where he was undergoing treatment on April 10th, 2020. 

    The COVID-19 victim had arrived from Saudi Arabia after performing Umrah Haj on March 18th, 2020 and had links with the Nizamuddin event in Delhi after which he was placed under home quarantine. 

    The district administration performed his last rites at a remote place here according to Islamic burial practices on April 10th, 2020.

    Barjurai, the village where the 65-year-old lived, has been sealed close to midnight on April 7th, 2020 after he was detected as positive.

    “This has been done under the Assam COVID-19 Containment Regulation, 2020, with strict perimeter and demarcation entry and exit points to ensure the residents do not come into contact with others,” said Hailakandi Deputy Commissioner, Keerthi Jalli.

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