Coronavirus: 3 from Mizoram House in Mumbai, Including 2 Cancer Patients, Test 'Positive'

Coronavirus: 3 from Mizoram House in Mumbai, Including 2 Cancer Patients, Test 'Positive'

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Aizawl, April 19, 2020:

As many as three persons residing at the Mumbai Mizoram House dormitory have tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus, the seventh to have affected humans. Earlier on April 13, a 22 year-old breast cancer patient staying at the Mizoram House had also tested positive for the contagion.

Talking to Inside Northeast, the Mizoram Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr R Lalthangliana said that all three have been transferred to the hospital and his counterpart in Maharashtra has promised to do the "needful" to treat the patients.

Talking on the lines of the first patient from Mizoram who has been admitted in the St. John's Hospital, the Heath Minister said, "She is doing fine. Earlier in the morning I talked to her and she says that she is feeling better and has no visible symptoms of the coronavirus. Her cancer operation, that was scheduled for Saturday has been delayed, but otherwise, she is not experiencing any serious symptoms."

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The Minister has also informed that Mizoram's first case of the coronavirus, a 55-year-old pastor who is admitted at the Zoram Medical College near capital city Aizawl, is also recovering. "Today, he does not have fever or any other symptoms. He seems to be on the path towards recovery", he said.

The positive results came after the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation instructed the Maharastra Health Department officials to take samples from those residing with the COVID-19 positive patient. Dr R Lalthangliana announced that 20 samples were taken overall, out of which three have tested positive. Out of those, two are male and one female; two

The Mizoram H&FW Minister, on hearing the news of three more positive COVID-19 cases in Mumbai Mizoram House, immediately called his counterpart in the Maharastra Government, H&FW Minister Shri Rajesh Ankushrao Tope, appealing for immediate care and treatment of the new positive cases. The Maharastra Government immediately swung into action, facilitating transfer of the new positive cases at SevenHills Hospital in Mumbai.e cases in Mizoram House Mumbai, all those residents who have not been tested so far will be immediately tested.

H&FW Minister, Dr R Lalthangliana stated that at this stage, it is difficult to ascertain how COVID-19 was contracted and spread among those residing at Mumbai Mizoram House.

He, therefore, appealed to citizens not to pinpoint and blame the first positive case, stating that there is no proof that the first patient was the one who spread it among the others.

Stating that kindness and sensitivity was the need of the hour, the H&FW Minister appealed to citizens to remain calm and refrain from posting hurtful and inflammatory posts on any social media.

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