Assam: Random COVID-19 testing at Dhubri, Bilasipara, Chapar


GUWAHATI: In a move to detect and prevent COVID-19, Assam health department conduct random testing at Dhubri, Bilasipara and Chapar on Sunday. Dhubri district in western Assam has been categorised as a Red Zone as the district has reported a total 5 COVID-19 positive cases.

Addressing a press meet in Guwahati, Assam health minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “Today we have done random testing at Dhubri, Bilasipara and Chapar. The samples were collected randomly. It was not done with rapid antibody testing kits, it was done through collecting swabs.”

The swabs will be tested at Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Medical College and Hospital at Barpeta.

On Saturday health minister Sarma visited the district along with his deputy Pijush Hazarika. Dhubri is regarded as one of the sensitive districts as it shares its border with West Bengal.