Guwahati's COVID-19 Positive Man Mingled with Many, 'Spanish Garden' Sealed Off

Guwahati's COVID-19 Positive Man Mingled with Many, 'Spanish Garden' Sealed Off


Guwahati, April 4, 2020:

The Guwahati resident who was declared COVID-19 positive late on Friday night has sent shockwaves among the Assam Health department officials after they learnt of his travel as well as contact history.

The man, Manish Tibrewal, a resident of the city’s poshest apartment, Spanish Garden, came from Delhi on March 1 and health officials now fear that he might have come in contact with thousands from then until Friday night.

The WhatsApp status of the COVID-19 positive patient read, “I have tested positive for Covid-19. People who have come in my contact in the last two weeks please quarantine yourself.”

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According to reports, Manish Tibrewal (45) is a businessman by profession. He developed the coronavirus symptoms much later and only on April 3, he was declared positive of COVID-19. The screening team of Gauhati Medical College & Hospital (GMCH) has also come under the scanner since they skipped his quarantine phase despite the travel history.

The Spanish Garden resident had since March 1 attended his office until lockdown on March 22. Reports say that he was active till April 1 and only after that he developed fever and breathlessness. This has further sent shockwaves among the health officials since the incubation period of the coronavirus, in this case, was more than 14 days.

GMCH screening team, including the doctor he consulted, who in turn, might have checked other patients, may now be sent to 14 days of quarantine.

Meanwhile, authorities have sealed Guwahati’s poshest apartment, Spanish Garden, located in the Zoo Road following the positive case of COVID-19.

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It may be mentioned here that Assam Health and Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday night confirmed that 3 more people tested positive for COVID-19. This was relayed by the Minister via a tweet that was posted on his official handle.

According to the Minister, 2 out of the 3 cases have links to the Nizamuddin Markaz congregation held in New Delhi in March last. Another person from Golaghat district tested positive minutes after the fresh 3 cases, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases in the State to 24.

Earlier yesterday, Biswa Sarma, via Twitter, had announced 4 more positive cases of the virus. Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has said that four more patients have tested positive for the coronavirus: 3 from Nalbari and 1 of the patients from South Salmara district. The Assam Minister had said that all 4 cases are associated with the Nizamuddin Markaz incident.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Apr 04, 2020