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Girl from Manipur tests COVID-19 negative after returning from China

Girl from Manipur tests COVID-19 negative after returning from China

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  9 April 2020 7:06 AM GMT

GUWAHATI: A 23-year-girl from Manipur’s Churachandpur district returned from China via Myanmar has tested negative for coronavirus. The test was conducted at VRDL in Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal.

The girl travelled more than a month in China. She

left China on February 28 and reached Manipur on April 6 through Myanmar.

The girl has been kept at an isolation ward in RIMS.

Her family members have also been kept at a quarantine facility at Churachandpur.

For a fact, the 23-year-old woman who tested positive for COVID-19 on March 23 has now recovered. With this she becomes the first patient from the North East to have recovered fully. She tested negative for the virus on April 4.

The woman who had a travel history to the UK was undergoing treatment at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS).

“Its a huge achievement for the whole medical department in general and the doctors and staff of JNIMS in particular,” said State Health and Family Welfare Minister L Jayantakumar Singh.

She will be given counselling so that her mental stress can be taken care of as she has gone through many days of isolation.

The second patient in the state is a man who attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation at Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi has tested positive for coronavirus.

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