According to the health department of Mal municipality, the housewife is a resident of ward number 11 of the city. Recently, the housewife’s daughter returned from Assam to her father-in-law’s house in Assam. Going there, he was diagnosed with corona infection. After that the municipality hastily quarantined the family and tenants of ward no.
On 13 June, the saliva of the family members, tenants and 9 people who came in direct contact was collected and sent for Covid 19 examination. Swapan Saha, chairperson of the board of administrators of Mal municipality, said that the housewife’s test report of Covid 19 test came positive on Tuesday night. Others’ reports came in negative. The health department is taking initiative to send the housewife to Jalpaiguri Kovid Hospital at night.
Swapanbabu said, we are making that house a containment zone. The surrounding area will be buffered zone as per the rules. Sanitation will be done in the area on Wednesday. He said, I am trying to install a trunat machine for saliva test at Malbazar Super Specialty Hospital.
Earlier, 5 people were caught with corona infection in Mal town. By noon on Tuesday, all five returned home healthy and normal. Relief returned among the townspeople. Then on Tuesday night another person in the city was infected.
The administration, the municipality and the health department have appealed to the townspeople not to panic. It has been said not to spread unnecessary rumors as well as to create awareness. There has been talk of maintaining social distance as well as using masks.