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Northeast's first COVID patient now free of infection

Northeasts first COVID patient now free of infection

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  7 April 2020 10:02 AM GMT

Imphal/Guwahati: There is good news from Manipur, where a 23-year-old woman, who had returned from the UK and became the first positive coronavirus case in the entire northeastern region, was now declared completely free of the dreaded virus.

Manipur Health and Family Welfare Minister Langpoklakpam Jayantakumar Singh, in a Facebook post on Monday, said: “The much awaited news of our daughter Vimi’s final COVID-19 test report has come out negative. Now she is completely free from the COVID-19 virus. It’s a huge achievement for the whole medical department in general and the doctors and staffs of JNIMS in particular. Let’s continue to fight and endeavour more to ensure that our state is completely free from nCOVID-19 spread.”

According to the health officials in Imphal, the woman is now undergoing treatment at Imphal’s Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), where she was admitted on March 23 after she tested positive.

“Her family members’ swab samples were also tested negative earlier,” the officials said. The officials said that the woman, who returned hom from London, via Delhi and then Kolkata on March 19, did not reveal her travel history earlier before she was detected positive. (IANS)

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