Karimganj(Assam), Mar16: Amid coronavirus scare across the country, Assam Police on Sunday sent two Nigerians to a government-run hospital where they were admitted to an isolation ward in Karimganj area.
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.
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.
The Nigerians have been admitted in the isolation ward and will remain there till the doctors give a clearance.
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 check posts.
The Nigerian national duo entered Assam from Tripura side without valid documents.
Both Nigerian are currently admitted at Karimganj civil hospital to check if they are infected by Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The nabbed foreigners were identified as 28-year-old Kanu Kingsby and 30-year-old Chindeu Nangshu.
According to the reports, the Karimganj district police apprehended them from a passenger bus during checking at Churaibari along Assam-Tripura border.
A police official said both were travelling without valid documents.
“They were coming from Agartala and believed that they illegally entered into India from Bangladesh,” the police official said.
(With agency inputs)