Assam

Coronavirus in Assam- 8 new COVID-19  positive cases reported,  figure rise to 53

Among these 8 new cases,  four persons tested positive for the virus in Guwahati, the other four are from Silchar.

Guwahati-  Eight more persons tested COVID-19 positive in Assam on Thursday. Now the total number of cases in the State stands 53.

Among these 8 new cases,  four persons tested positive for the virus in Guwahati, the other four are from Silchar.

Among the COVID-19 positive patients from Guwahati, one recently came from outside the State and was in home quarantine. The other three had no travel history.

The four from Silchar were co-passengers of Faridul Islam – who tested positive for the virus yesterday – in the same bus on which a total of 42 people, including seven children, arrived Silchar from Ajmer in Rajasthan.

The latest development has led to several places in the Cachar district headquarters being notified as containment zones.

Meanwhile, the State health department today launched a community surveillance programme that aims to reach out to 25,000 villages in 25 days.

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