Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma underwent screening for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on March 21st, 2020 at the Dibrugarh Airport, located at Mohanbari.
Sarma also inspected the screening process at the airport. The Minister stated that the preparations at the airport to contain the spread of coronavirus is satisfactory.
He also appealed to the citizens to help the government and frontline workers to fight against coronavirus.
Sarma also hailed the efforts of people from various walks of life that have come together to fight against the deadly disease. “My salute to all #Coronafighters,” the Minister tweeted.
Sarma also visited the Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH) and reviewed the preparedness to tackle coronavirus cases. He held a review meeting with all the doctors, nurses and other staff in presence of Deputy Commissioner, Dibrugarh, Hiranya Kr Goswami, Principal, AMCH other officials of district administration.
The Minister on March 20th, 2020 informed that all 57 samples which were taken, were checked and found negative. Sarma informed that 1000 people have been kept in-home quarantine.
“No positive cases in Assam till date. If any authority is found to be violating guidelines, strict action will be taken,” he said.
Sarma also announced a monetary relief of $2,000 for those residents who had travelled abroad from the state in the past 30 days and were now “stuck”.
On the call given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sarma has appealed the citizens to cooperate in the Janata curfew on March 22 from 7 AM to 9 PM.
He said that this is very important for tackling novel coronavirus. Sarma asked the citizens to appeal to their acquaintances also to observe this curfew.
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