Imphal/Guwahati: Manipur became second State in India after Goa to be coronavirus free as the second and last patient was discharged from the hospital, health officials said on Wednesday night.
Manipur Health and Family Welfare Department’s Additional Director Khoirom Sasheekumar Mangang told IANS : “The second COVID-19 patient of the state after being tested negative a second time and improving in his diabetic status was discharged from the RIMS (Regional Institute of Medical Sciences) hospital in Imphal late on Tuesday.
However, the patient will remain under surveillance, said Mangang.
Goa was reported corona-free a few days back.
Manipur had two confirmed COVID-19 cases, but the patients – a 23-year-old woman who returned from the United Kingdom last month and a 65-year-old man, who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat’s congregation in Delhi’s Nizamuddin last month — have recovered and have been discharged from hospital.
The Manipur woman, who became the first Covid-19 positive case in the northeast region, was discharged from the hospital on April 12.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh has stressed extra vigil along the State’s 398-km India-Myanmar border areas and directed Director General of Police LM Khaute to reinforce police checkpoints at various areas, particularly at Churachandpur district. (IANS)