After a 76-year-old tourist in Bhutan tested positive for COVID-19, the second floor of Radisson Blu Hotel in Guwahati has been evacuated as a safety measure.
As per reports, the US tourist before travelling to Bhutan had stayed at Room Number 224 of the hotel on March 1.
Unwilling to take any chance, the hotel management as soon as came to know about the latest development in Bhutan, decided to evacuate the floor immediately.
They also put 23 staff members of the hotel, who came in contact with the US tourist, under special observation.
The US national had earlier travelled to Jorhat on February 22 via an Indigo flight and had checked into MV Mahabahu on a seven-day cruise.
He had travelled to Majuli, Kaziranga and Guwahati as well, before travelling to Bhutan.
He was tested positive for COVID-19 during screening at Paro in Bhutan.
Even though no coronavirus case has been reported in Assam yet, however, the health department and district administration are taking no chances.