Morung Express News
Dimapur | July 15
Nagaland Deputy Chief Minister, Y Patton and other legislators who recently came in contact with a COVID-19 positive person in Delhi, will quarantine themselves at Government quarantine centre upon their arrival from New Delhi, an official release informed today.
Patton and four other State legislators took the test for COVID-19 on July 14 after a driver assigned to one of them test positive for the virus on July 13.
The results of the test returned negative on July 15.
“Although initial tests and subsequent TrueNat tests proved negative, they will quarantine themselves following all SOPs and other official guidelines at Government quarantine centre,” the press release from Media Cell, Dy.CMO informed today.
It added that they will “arrive in Dimapur soon” without giving further details.
“The Dy CM and some state legislators had gone to Delhi to meet with some Central leaders when two legislators came in contact with the driver that tested positive later on,” it added.
The Morung Express earlier today reported that the results of five legislators have returned negative. The legislators, four ministers and an advisor undertook the test after a driver assigned to one of them test positive for the virus on July 13.
Meanwhile, the CMO release further dispelled rumours that some legislators have tested positive for COVID-19.
Quoting an official attached to Dy CMO, it informed that that “all the legislators test results turn out to be negative” and further asked “the people not to create confusion.”