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COVID-19 positive ambulance driver who came from Mumbai to Jorhat, admitted at Bihar hospital

The ambulance driver, who had tested positive for COVID-19 after he was allowed to return to Mumbai dropping off passengers at Jorhat in Assam, has been traced to Bihar.

Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on May 10 informed that the driver has been traced to Bihar and on request of Assam government, he has been hospitalized there.

On allowing the driver to return to Mumbai, he said the driver was allowed to return as he was asymptomatic.

The swab sample of the driver, along with the passengers of the ambulance, was collected at Jorhat Medical College and Hospital (JMCH) upon arrival from Mumbai on May 8, and the driver was allowed to return while the others were kept in quarantine in the hospital.

Two of the passengers of the ambulance have also tested positive for the virus.

Jorhat Deputy Commissioner Roshni Korati further informed that two passengers of the ambulance who have been found positive are already in quarantine in JMCH, and the two others of the same family who had travelled with them and have tested negative are also in the hospital.

Altogether 62 positive cases of COVID-19 have been detected in Assam so far, of which 34 have recovered till now.


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