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23-year-old Manipur woman becomes NE’s first positive COVID-19 case

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By EMN Updated: Mar 24, 2020 3:00 pm
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Results send for re-testing

Dimapur, March 24 (EMN): A 23-year-old woman from Manipur has become the first person to test positive for the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, in Northeast India.

According to a copy of her travel history and medical report, the woman had returned from the United Kingdom and boarded an Air India flight via New Delhi, and to Kolkata, and to Agartala, before reaching Imphal on March 21.

A sample was collected for testing at the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) on March 23 and the result tested positive on March 24, it was informed.

A woman from Manipur has become the first person to test positive for the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, in Northeast India. A sample was collected for testing at the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences, in the image, on March 23 and the result tested positive. Source: JNIMS

However, for further confirmation regarding the presence of the COVID-19 in the person, the sample has been sent for ‘the second test’ at National Institute of Virology (NIV) Pune and the result is awaited.

Speaking to Eastern Mirror, a medical official at the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences informed that the woman reached Imphal from England on March 21 and informed that all her family member were in ‘home quarantine,’ and cordoned off by security guards. She is said to be undergoing medical treatment at the JNIMS.

Woman attended community events
According to a reliable source, she attended some wedding programmes as well as ‘functions’ before she tested positive for coronavirus and that the patient is currently in a stable condition.

Also, it is informed that the government officials are on the lookout for those who came into contact with her. She is said to be a student of Bristol University in England.

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By EMN Updated: Mar 24, 2020 3:00:36 pm