Assam has Announced high alert across the state after a person tested positive for coronavirus in Bhutan

Assam has Announced high alert across the state after a person tested positive for coronavirus in Bhutan amazuy.com

Assam has Announced high alert across the state after a person tested positive for coronavirus in Bhutan

Assam has Announced high alert across the state after a person tested positive for coronavirus in Bhutan

Assam government has Announced high alert across the state after a person tested positive for coronavirus in Bhutan, after travelling from Assam.

On Friday, the Bhutan Prime Minister's Office confirmed the report and said that one case of COVID-19 was confirmed at 11 pm on March 5 and the result was validated at 12:30 am on March 6.

According to the report, the patient is 76-year-old, from the US and had entered Bhutan from Paro-International Airport, after embarking Drukair flight from Guwahati in Assam on March 2.

The US tourist had also spent a few days in Assam and took a 7-day Brahmaputra river cruise before leaving for Bhutan.

The Assam government has identified as many as 127 people who have come in contact with the US tourist and they are being quarantined.

Assam Minister of State for Health Pijush Hazarika said: "We have identified all hotels, resort and the particular cruise where he stayed. We have also identified as many as 127 people who had come in contact with him and they are being quarantined."

"The US tourist reached in Jorhat on February 22 and left for Bhutan on March 2. We are very serious over the issue. Till now, no positive case has been identified in our state. We are seriously monitoring the overall situation. The entire floor of the hotel in Guwahati has been isolated where he stayed," Pijush Hazarika said.

Pijush Hazarika also said that one more foreign tourist is being quarantined in the Sonitpur district of Tezpur and took his blood sample on Friday.

This story has been published from a online news feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.

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