Assam: Here’s where the students from Kota are staying, More details


Guwahati:  On the wee hours of Monday, over 390 students of Assam arrived in Guwahati from the coaching hub of Kota in Rajasthan and have been kept under quarantine.

Assam Health Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma and his Deputy Pijush Hazarika received the students at the Sarusajai quarantine facility in the city after they arrived at 3 AM by buses.

While interacting with the students Dr. Sarma said that the boys will be kept in Sarusajai quarantine facility and the girls will be kept at Bhargav Grand Hote, Hotel Parshuram and Royal Heritage Hotel.

Quarantine has been made mandatory as the students are coming from Rajasthan which has been categorised a COVID-19 ‘Red Zone’ and moreover, there is also the possibility of contracting the disease during the journey, Dr. Sarma had said.

The state government facilitated the return of the students in 18 buses.

Dr. Sarma also added, “Swab tests of the students will be conducted tomorrow and doctors will decide whether those testing negative can be discharged after 5 days, 14 days or 28 days and I hope everyone will test negative but still we need to maintain the procedure of social distancing as public health is utmost important. District Administration of Kota has informed that they have found 11 eleven positive cases from students PG area, so we can’t take any chances”.

One of the students who came back home from Kota said, “I am very much thankful to the Assam Government for bringing us back. The journey was good and we did receive proper food while travelling from Kota to Guwahati”.

Another student said, “We want to thank the Assam Government and especially Himanta sir for taking such initiative and bringing us back all the way from Kota. The journey was quite smooth and swift. It feels great to be back after so many days. People were going into depression but we kept our hopes on the Government and they didn’t disappoint us”.

Earlier Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma spoke to these Assam students who were stranded in Kota, Rajasthan through video conferencing and assured them that the Assam Government will do the needful.

Later, Assam Government requested the authorities of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal to allow their movement during the ongoing lockdown period.