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Manipur woman tests corona positive, first in NE India


Manipur woman tests corona positive, first in NE India
Fake blood is seen in test tubes labelled with the coronavirus (COVID-19) in this illustration taken March 17. (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration)
 

Imphal, March 24 (IANS) Manipur reported its first case of coronavirus as a 23-year-old woman who returned from the United Kingdom tested positive, making it the first case in the northeast, an official said on Tuesday.



According to the officials of Manipur's Health and Family Welfare Department, the woman is now undergoing treatment at the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) in Imphal.



"The woman was found infected during examination at the JNIMS...She had fallen sick on Monday," the officials said on condition of anonymity.



The Manipur government has a list of 99 people who arrived in the state in recent times from coronavirus-affected countries and are now in house quarantine.


 

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