Guwahati: Last month, the Assam government launched a massive screening exercise to prevent Covid-19 from spreading through those coming into the state by air, rail or road. As of 18 June, the state had screened 2,90,625 people, barring passengers coming in from Sikkim via road.
When someone comes into the state, they are thoroughly screened, their temperature is checked, they are asked if they’re suffering from any Covid-19 symptoms and their swabs are collected.
They are then sent to hotels to be quarantined until their test results return. If they test negative for coronavirus, they have to spend 11 days in compulsory home quarantine. Those who test positive are sent to hospitals.
ThePrint’s journalist Angana Chakrabarti followed the screening process right from the railway station to one of the zonal screening facilities that has been set up at Kiranshree Grand Hotel to see what happens.
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