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One from Hailakandi tests positive
 HAILAKANDI, May 23 - Jakaria Ahmed Mazumder of Hailakandi district turned out to be COVID-19 positive on Friday and was admitted to Silchar Medical College and Hospital.

Hailing from Bilaipur of Hailakandi district, Mazumder who was put under institutional quarantine at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) at Monacherra immediately after his arrival together with 118 other train passengers from Hyderabad on Wednesday, was confirmed COVID-19 positive by Silchar Medical College and Hospital on Friday.

Joint Director, Health Services, Dr Ramesh Chandra Dwivedy while confirming the case said the 19-year-old youth has been shifted to Silchar Medical College and Hospital for better medical care and treatment on Friday evening. Quarantine incharge of JNV, Monacherra, Inspector of Schools, Rajiv Kumar Jha, informed that Mazumder was quarantined along with 166 other inmates at the centre. On being tested positive, he was shifted to SMCH by health personnel, Jha said.

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