ASSAM: State health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on April 29 informed that the 16-year-old girl from Bongaigaon who tested COVID-19 positive on April 28, was in home quarantine. This is the first case of coronavirus in Assam which has come to light where the patient has tested positive while being under home quarantine.
He added that the patient Afiya Tabassum lived with five other family members, who are all being checked now.
The minister said that this case could be the first community transmission in Assam.
“She tested positive 36 days after met Jamalludin Hazi who is her grandfather and had been tested positive. We presume that she might have meet someone else after that,” said Sarma.
He added that special emphasis will be given to this case and DC Bongaigaon has been asked to monitor minutely.