The DC, and SP of Morigaon district of Assam, who were asked to stay in quarantine as they had contact history with two Coronavirus ( COVID-19 ) patients, have tested negative on Friday, Health Minister Himanta Biswa said.
“Happy to inform that DC/SP of Morigaon district have tested negative. It is a big relief for us”, the minister tweeted.
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) April 17, 2020
The samples of Morigaon DC Rituraj Bora and SP Swapnaneel Deka were taken for testing on Friday and the results were negative for COVID-19, he said adding that they would continue to be in quarantine for 14 days.
The DC, SP and Joint Director of Health along with two journalists of Morigaon were asked to stay in quarantine as they had come in contact with two persons who tested positive on Thursday.
These two patients are secondary contacts of persons who attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhis Nizamuddin, Biswa Sarma had said earlier.