hospital Karimganj (Assam), Mar 15 (PTI) Two Nigerians, who entered the country from Bangladesh, have been admitted to an isolation ward of a hospital here for coronavirus-related tests, police said on Sunday.
During a routine check, the two Guwahati-bound foreigners were taken into custody by police personnel of the Churaibari outpost near Assam-Tripura border and sent to Karimganj Civil Hospital for necessary tests, a senior officer said.
They had entered India from the neighbouring country on Saturday, Churaibari outpost in-charge Mintu Seal said.
The Nigerians have been admitted in the isolation ward and will remain there till the doctors give a clearance, the police officer said.
The Centre had announced suspension of all types of passenger movement from 00:00 hours on March 15 through the Indo-Bangla, Indo-Nepal, Indo-Bhutan and Indo-Myanmar borders barring a few specified border checkposts.
According to Union Health Ministry, there are 107 cases in India so far including the two persons who died in Delhi and Karnataka and 17 foreigners. PTI COR DG BDC BDC