Tshering Namgyal | Mongar

Lhuentse dzongkhag quarantined a man at the Lhuentse Higher Secondary School hostel two days after he returned from India.

The 43-year old trucker from Gangzur village was quarantined on March 23, following police inspection based on information provided by the Nganglam checkpost.

Entry details showed a man entered the border gate at 6.45am and told the officials at the gate that he was returning from Rangya in Assam with construction materials. However, it was learned that there was no exit history found either from Samdrupjongkhar or Nganglam checkpost.

He was traced out through vehicle number from Chumidrang, a few kilometres from his hometown towards Gangzur gewog centre, while he was taking hot stone bath with relatives and villagers.

Lhuentse district health officer, Ugyen Dorji, said 14 villagers, mostly relatives, were found at the bath with him.

On questioning, he told the officials that he spent that night in Yangbari, then unloaded his truckload at Gyalpoizhing and spent the night at Mongar the next day before he left for Lhuentse on March 22.

Ugyen Dorji said his family members and those who came into contact with the driver were advised.

Meanwhile, some said his wife, a staff member with the Mongar Middle Secondary School, who returned from her husband’s home to Mongar yesterday should also be quarantined.