NE’s first Covid-19 patient completely recovered

Correspondent IMPHAL, Apr 6 | Publish Date: 4/6/2020 12:26:16 PM IST
The 23-year-old girl who was the first COVID-19 patient not only in Manipur but in the entire Northeast was Monday declared completely recovered from the disease.
Manipur has only two COVID-19 confirmed cases so far. The 23-year-old girl who recently returned to Imphal from UK is currently at JNIMS hospital, Imphal while the second patient, a 65-year-old man, who has history of attending a religious congregation in Delhi is undergoing treatment at RIMS hospital.
Manipur government’s COVID-19 Common Control Room Monday declared that the first COVID-19 case of the state was tested and found negative. 
“This is the second consecutive negative test in the last two days. She is likely to be discharged soon from JNIMS hospital,” an official release of the control room informed.
Earlier, on Saturday, hospital authority declared that her latest COVID-19 test result turned out to be negative, subject to re-test after 24 hours.
State health and family welfare minister L Jayentakumar Singh congratulated the doctors and staff of JNIMS hospital after her re-test result turned out to be negative for the virus.
In a facebook post, the minister wrote that the much awaited final result of COVID-19 case test report has come out negative.
He posted “Now she is completely free from nCOVID-19 virus. It’s a huge achievement for the whole medical department in general and the doctors and staffs of JNIMS in particular.”
The minister then wrote, “Let’s continue to fight and endeavour more to ensure that our state is completely free from nCOVID-19 spread.” He also reiterated government’s appeal to “Stay home, stay healthy”.

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