Nagaland reports first positive case of COVID-19

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Northeast India finally reaches to 39. Assam has 29 positive cases. However, Manipur and Tripura have two each occurrence of the novel coronavirus. Whereas, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, and now Nagaland have one example each of the deadly viruses so far.

On Sunday evening, a man from Dimapur tests positive at the Guwahati Medical College Hospital (GMCH).

Assam Health Minister Himanta Baswa Sama sent a tweet. He mentions that a private hospital in Dimapur referred the patient to the GMCH for further treatment.

  • The sample of the man tested positive after showing symptoms of COVID-19.
  • The health officials of the hospital are providing the best possible treatment.

As per reports, the patient belongs to Marwari Patti in Dimapur. He has a history of visiting Kolkata. His visit was in the first week of March. He returned to Nagaland on March 23 and admitted to GMCH after showing symptoms of the novel coronavirus.

The health minister there says that all those who met the patient needs immediate quarantine. He further adds that the patient has no links to the Tablighi Jamaat event in any manner.

The Nagaland government is all set to take precautionary measures. Various locations in Kohima, including the patient’s residential community, are entirely sealed. Even the hospital where the patient’s treatment is going on is close. Only emergency services within the hospital premises are taken-up.

Earlier, several samples from Nagaland taken for testing COVID-19 infection. Luckily, all turned negative. Northeast states like Meghalaya and Lakshadweep have not reported a single case of novel coronavirus until now.

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