The swab samples of five family members of coronavirus victim at Hailakandi in South Assam have tested negative.
Joint Director, Health Services, Dr Ramesh Chandra Dwivedy said the swab samples of five family members of the COVID-19 victim were sent to the Silchar Medical College and Hospital and they have tested negative.
Dwivedy said the swab sample of the married daughter of the COVID-19 victim was sent on Friday.
Out of the 105 swab samples taken so far, 70 turned out negative. Results of nine swab samples tested negative on Saturday.
The Hailakandi district administration has embarked on a massive decontamination of the burial site of COVID-19 victim and Borjurai, the native place of the first COVID-19 victim, on the outskirts of Hailakandi town, Assam Tribune reported.
Extensive sanitisation and disinfection drive has been taken up by the Fire and Emergency Services in association with PHE department in the entire burial place and the roads leading to it.
The ambulance carrying the body from Silchar Medical College and Hospital to the burial site, 10 kms away from Hailakandi town, was disinfected observing all necessary protocols.
“Painstaking efforts have been made by the administration to ensure disinfection of the entire burial place and the roads leading to it,” DC Keerthi Jalli said.
He said public need not worry at all or fear anything, adding, any miscreant trying to disturb the process would be dealt with under the Epidemic Act and NDMA Act.
Borjurai, the native place of COVID-19 victim has been completely sealed and declared as containment zone with buffer zone earmarked.