Arunachal Pradesh records second Covid-19 case
Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, May 25: A student from Arunachal Pradesh, who had returned from New Delhi, has tested positive for Covid-19. This is the state’s second such case.
Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Pema Khandu broke the news via social media on Sunday evening.
“One positive #Covid19 case has been detected, the patient is asymptomatic and being shifted from quarantine facility to Covid Care Centre,” he had tweeted.
According to sources, it was informed that persons coming from outside the state are kept at Police Training Centre Banderdewa, which is at Banderdawa Tehsil of Papum Pare district in Arunachal Pradesh. The returnees are kept for three days in different rooms depending on the zones they come from. They are then tested within the three days, and if the result is negative, they are asked to stay in isolation at home or they can opt to say in one of the paid quarantine centres for 14 days.
If the test comes back positive, they are shifted to Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Science (TRIHMS) in Itanagar, which has been converted to a Covid-19 hospital.
The latest patient has now been shifted to TRIHMS.
The student, a civil service aspirant preparing for UPSC exams, was reportedly staying at West Patel Nagar in New Delhi, and had returned to his home state via bus on May 18.
Arunachal Pradesh had declared Covid-19 free over a month ago after the state’s lone patient recovered and was discharged from hospital on April 17.
The first Covid-19 positive case was a 31-year-old man from Medo area in Lohit district and had attended a religious congregation at Nizamuddin in Delhi in March. He reached Medo on March 18 and was tested positive on April 2. He was kept in Tezu Zonal hospital in an isolation ward.