All 43 persons have been screened in Jorhat.

The first batch of migrants from outside the state arrived in upper Assam’s Jorhat district by their own vehicles on Friday.

Jorhat deputy commissioner Roshni A Korati said that 43 had come out of which 13 were from green zone (West Bengal), two from orange zone (Odisha, West Bengal) and 22 from red zone (Delhi, West Bengal).

The DC further said that 6 had come on Thursday by ambulance from red zones in Maharashtra and Bihar.

“All 43 persons have been screened in Jorhat yesterday and today. Results of 15 out of 22 samples have come. They are negative,” she said.

Korati said that people from green and orange zones were asymptomatic and they were therefore sent to their home districts.

Seven people who had come from green zone have been sent to Dibrugarh and five to Tinsukia.

Of the three people, who had come from orange zone, two have been sent to Sivasagar and one to Tinsukia.

Jorhat which has a screening facility at the Jorhat Medical College and Hospital (JMCH) is the first stop for migrants where they will be screened before proceeding to their home districts in upper Assam.

A source said that 22 of the migrants had been lodged in two hotels in the town for which they would have to pay. .

The source further said that the district had tied up with 10 hotels to serve as quarantine facility.

It is reported that an educational Institute located at the border of Jorhat and Golaghat in the Western outskirts had been converted into another such facility with 200 beds in preparedness of the flow of migrants who would be soon returning to their home state, Assam, by buses and trains.

Smita Bhattacharyya

Smita Bhattacharyya is Northeast Now Correspondent in Jorhat. She can be reached at: triptyaddy@gmail.com