The Assam government has turned the Spanish Garden apartment in Guwahati into a containment zone for the next 14 days with immediate effect after a resident of the apartment tested positive for COVID-19.
Addressing a press meet in Guwahati, Assam health and finance minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “Spanish Garden has become a containment zone from Friday night. No one will be allowed to enter its premise for next 14 days. The residents of the apartment will also be restricted to go out for next 14 days.”
“Anything basic like grocery, vegetables etc they will require to pass this period will be provided by the state administration,” added Dr. Sarma.
#COVID19 | Spanish Garden has been converted into a containment zone and no one will be allowed to come out of the apartment for 14 days beginning yesterday: Finance & Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. pic.twitter.com/mv5LpTNt2y
— Northeast Live (@NELiveTV) April 4, 2020
The decision has been taken after Manish Tibrewal, a resident of Spanish Garden was found positive with Coronavirus. However, medical emergency has been exempted from the restrictions.
The 45-yr-old individual is the first COVID-19 positive patient from Kamrup (Metro). It is believed that Tibrewal who has a travel history to New Delhi may have contracted the novel coronavirus there.
He developed complications in breathing following which he went to the Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) for health check up. Subsequent to this, the individual was tested positive.
It may be mentioned that the individual who tested positive for COVID-19 in Guwahati was under home quarantine since March 17.
Meanwhile, after Kamrup (M) reported its first coronavirus case, Spanish Garden, the apartment where the patient lived with his family has been sanitized today.
Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC), Fire and Emergency Services personnel sanitized the apartment and its nearby areas as a preventive measure against the spread of coronavirus.
On the other hand, a team of doctors arrived in Spanish Garden to conduct medical tests of the family members of the patient. The family members of the person are on home quarantine at the apartment.