The Radisson Blu Hotel in Guwahati’s Gotanagar area has sent the staff on quarantine as a precautionary measure after it was found that a 76-year-old tourist from the United States who dined at the hotel is suffering from the deadly novel coronavirus (Covid-19).
The room where the US tourist had stayed has also been blocked.
The patient had travelled to Jorhat on February 22, 2020, and proceeded to Guwahati via the river cruise MV Mahabahu Brahmaputra on February 23rd, 2020.
“We have tracked his stay on February 22nd, 2020 to Thengal Manor. The staff of Thengal Manor have been placed in isolation and a health team will be monitoring their status daily. They are all asymptomatic,” said Roshni Korati, Deputy Commissioner, Jorhat.
The river cruise MV Mahabahu Brahmaputra has returned to Neematighat, Jorhat. The cruise has 22 guests and 29 crew members. “All have been placed in isolation in the boat itself, presently stationed at Neematighat. A team of doctors and health workers will screen the passengers,” Korati added.
As per reports, the US national reached Assam on an Indigo flight on February 22. He stayed on the river cruise from February 23rd29th, 2020. He stayed in the Radisson Blu Hotel on March 1st, 2020 before taking a flight to Paro International Airport in Bhutan.
“We are monitoring the issue closely, and are equipped to deal with the situation. Hence, there is no need for panic,” the Deputy Commissioner said.
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