Guwahati News Desk: A resident from Jorhat who has returned from the UK has tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday.
Asfakur Rahman, a resident of Rajabari, who tested positive for the virus has already infected his maid Tutumoni and both have been admitted to Jorhat Medical College and Hospital (JMCH).
Deputy Commissioner Roshni A Korati said that the administration had yesterday received information regarding Rahman traveling from the UK.
“After receiving the information, we have traced the person and collected his sample as well as from the contact persons (family members and maid working in their home). Mr. Rahman and Ms. Tutumoni tested positive.”
They have been shifted to JMCH.
As per sources, it’s not clear whether they have been infected by COVID- 19 or its more transmissible variant which has emerged in the UK recently.
The DC said that their samples will be sent to NIV, Pune to check if it is the new strain of COVID-19.
The DC further added:
“On enquiry, the person has told that he had reached Jorhat on 13.12.20 (night) and remained isolated for seven days. But after seven days, he visited a local shop twice. Samples from the concerned shop will be collected today.”
However, Korati said that Rahman’s RT PCR sample which was collected in Delhi on 13th Dec, after he reached Delhi from the UK came out negative.