Manipur Free of COVID-19 Cases after Second Patient Tests 'Negative'

Manipur Free of COVID-19 Cases after Second Patient Tests 'Negative'

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Imphal, April 19, 2020:

The second Covid-19 patient who had undergoing treatment at RIMS in Imphal, Manipur has now tested negative for the contagion. With this development, the number of COVID-19 cases in the State has come down to '0'. The first patient was earlier discharged after testing negative for the virus.

Meanwhile, the Manipur Government via a notification has informed that the patient is likely to be discharged soon if another test shows a negative result.

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At the same time, the administration has informed that the emergency and casualty services in the state have been re-opened to the public. The dialysis services in the RIMS and the JNIMS hospitals too have been re-opened to the public. However, they have been dissuaded from making unnecessary visits to the hospital.

Manipur it’s second case of the new coronavirus (or COVID-19), a man who had recently attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in New Delhi’s Nizamuddin.

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Manipur had reported its first case of the virus on March 24. According to the Test Report of the 23-year-old, after she started exhibiting symptoms, on March 24 morning, she was declared as 2019-nCoV ‘Positive’. Her test was carried out at The Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), Imphal, where she was cured and eventually discharged.

Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh said on April 9 that the State Government had decided to provide Rs 35 lakh to the medical team and officials of JNIMS, who had treated the state’s first coronavirus patient.

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