One more Coronavirus ( Covid-19 ) positive case from Dhubri District has been confirmed in Assam, taking the total number in Assam to 27. This patient is also related to Nizamuddin Markaz event in Delhi.
Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma shared this information in his twitter handle.
Alert ~ one more #Covid_19 positive case from Dhubri District has been confirmed, taking the total number in Assam to 27.
This patient is related to #NizamuddinMarkaz event in Delhi.
Update at 9.25 am / April 7
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) April 7, 2020
It is to be mentioned that the majority of the cases so far reported positive in Assam are rooted to the Nizamuddin Markaz. Among the 26 positive cases so far, 25 are in some way linked to the Markaz event, including five women.
The Health department has identified 617 people who attended the event and the samples of 128 of them are yet to be collected.
Assam police on Monday appealed to those who returned to Assam after being present at the Nizamuddin Markaz or have been to a State or Country affected by COVID-19, recently surrender before the authorities, or else face ‘legal action’ for their negligence that may put the lives of others at risk. This was the final appeal from the Assam police.