GMCH main building

A post graduate student at Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) has tested COVID-19 positive on Thursday night.

This was informed by Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma through his official Twitter handle on Friday morning.

Sarma further informed that screening of everyone who had come in contact with the infected PG student of GMCH will be done on urgent basis.

Meanwhile, the GMCH premises will be sanitized.

As such the hospital will be closed for new patients for next few days, informed the health minister.

Sarma also added that although the hospital is being closed for new patients, special arrangements will be in place for patient already admitted and collection of new swab samples will continue.

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He also sought ‘cooperation and understanding from all’ in the interest of ‘public safety’.

Earlier, on Thursday panic gripped Guwahati after confirmation of four new positive cases.

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