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Woman from Manipur becomes 1st COVID-19 patient from North East to recover 

Woman from Manipur becomes 1st COVID-19 patient from North East to recover 

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  7 April 2020 6:59 AM GMT

MANIPUR: 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.

Nizamuddin has now emerged as a hotspot for COVID-19 in India. Despite warnings from the government which had banned mass gatherings, authorities at Nizamuddin had gone ahead with the margaz where more than 2000 people from the country as well as all around the world had participated.

A lot of people who went back after attending the religious gathering had tested positive for coronavirus. Some deaths have also occurred.

It was on March 13 when 3400 people had arrived there for Tablighi Jamaat. This was when the Delhi CM had warned against mass gatherings of more than 200 people.

A few days later, the CM of Delhi out an upper limit of 50 for mass gathering but people at the gathering did not pay heed.

A few days later 10 people who were Indonesians tested positive for coronavirus at Telangana.

Then on March 22 Janata curfew was announced.

Next day 1500 left Nizamuddin.

And then the nation was out under 3 weeks lockdown which is why, Nizamuddin authorities say that people could not leave or vacate.

Questions have also been raised on the role of Delhi Police and what they were doing when such a gathering was underway at the heart of the city.

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