peepl-small

COVID-19: 62 passengers test positive at Guwahati Airport on Wednesday

PUBLISHED:

GUWAHATI: Assam has been witnessing a gradual increase in the COVID-19 cases. The health department has been ramping up testing facilities at Guwahati and other airports as well as railway stations of the state to test incoming passengers.

On Wednesday, 62 passengers were found positive in the Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT) at Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International (LGBI) Airport in Guwahati, stated health minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma in a tweet.

Sarma said number may rise after the RT PCR tests.

He also requested every passenger coming to Assam to check their COVID status before boarding.

“On April 21, we tested 62 passengers as #COVID ve+ at Guwahati airport in RAT. The number might increase after RTPCR Request every passenger coming to Assam to check their Covid status before boarding. Please follow #COVID19 appropriate behaviour,” the minister tweeted.

On the other hand, recent samples from Upper Assam’s Dibrugarh Airport have been found positive for Indian double mutant, Dr. Sarma wrote in another tweet.

He asked everyone to remain careful in the view of current COVID situation in the state.

“Recent samples from Dibrugarh Airport are positive for B.1.617 strain or the Indian double mutant (L452R and E484Q) strain of SARS-Cov-2. We need to be very very careful,” Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted.  

Read: COVID-19: SAMPLES FROM DIBUGARH AIRPORT TEST POSITIVE FOR INDIAN DOUBLE MUTANT

RELATED ARTICLES

RECENT ARTICLES