Three weeks after Manipur was declared coronavirus-free by the Government, the state has reported a fresh case of the virus.
Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) informed that the latest patient, aged 33, had recently returned from Mumbai by road in a hired vehicle along with five others.
The man hails from the Imphal East district was kept in a quarantine centre after reaching Manipur on Wednesday. He tested positive and the reports of his sample tests came in Thursday evening, the hospital authority said. After he was tested positive, the Manipur man has been kept in the isolation ward of the JNIMS. He had gone to Mumbai for the treatment of his father who is suffering from cancer. His mother, who too had accompanied them, had succumbed to coronavirus there, the man''s family members said. The man was being tracked by the authorities for the duration of his journey and quarantined upon return to Imphal.
It is pertinent to mention here that Manipur reported its first case of the coronavirus on March 24. Manipur was declared COVID-19 free by Chief Minister N Biren Singh on April 19 after two persons in the state who had been afflicted by the virus had made recoveries.
It needs mention here that with 3,967 new cases and 100 new deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the COVID-19 tally in India reached 81,970, the Union Health Ministry stated on Friday. 51,401 are active and 2,649 are fatalities so far while at least 27,919 people have recovered from the disease.
According to worldometers, 4,527,290 people have been affected globally, and 303,418 deaths have been reported so far.