Guwahati: March 7. 22 international tourists and 29 crew members of the M V Mahabaahu are kept in isolation. A team has been formed by the Assam Government for screening the suspected Coronavirus patients.
Fear gripped Assam as Bhutan announced its first case of novel coronavirus on Friday after a 76-year-old American tourist was tested positive at Bhutan, who was in Assam from 21st February to 1st March has created panic among many in Assam.
The American tourist along with his partner boarded M V Mahabahu and went for a seven-day cruise that took them to Majuli as well as Kaziranga on way to Guwahati.
The couple stayed in hotel Radisson Blu in Guwahati and later went to Bhutan from Guwahati on 2nd March in a Drukair flight.
“At the Paro International Airport, the patient’s health declaration form was assessed. He had indicated “negative” against all conditions. He did not have a sign of fever,” said an official statement by the PMO Bhutan.
The 76-year-old tourist was tested positive after being kept under observation at a clinic designated for COVID-19 patients. It is unclear where the US patient contracted the illness, but he is said to have traveled to Mumbai, Kolkata and Assam before visiting Bhutan.