[ Karyir Riba ]
ROING, Jun 16: Thirty-six staffers of the Lower Dibang Valley DMO’s office, including the DMO and seven other doctors, have gone into home quarantine after a data entry operator of the office tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday.
Reportedly, the data entry operator was living alone and had left for Jorhat (Assam) to bring back her husband and children to Roing on 12 June. Her sample was taken for testing at the entry point in Jorhat, and was thereafter found to be positive.
According to sources, the woman had complained about having a fever a day before leaving Roing. However, she had not had any travel history whatsoever, and had never come in contact with the medical team working at the Covid care centre. Therefore, when and how she contracted the virus is still unknown.
Meanwhile, sample swabs from all the 36 people were collected on Tuesday, and the results are awaited.
4 more Covid-19 cases reported
Four new cases of Covid-19 were reported on Tuesday, taking the total active cases to 92 in Arunachal.
Three positive cases were reported from Changlang, and one in the capital region. All the cases were detected in facility quarantine and all are asymptomatic, according to the health department. The persons have been shifted to Covid care centres.
The three who tested positive in Changlang returned from Delhi, while the one in the capital region returned from Kolkata.
Meanwhile, the results of 1685 samples are awaited. On Tuesday, 668 samples were collected, including 181 in Changlang and 100 in the capital region.