Nagaland reports first three COVID-19 cases

Of the three cases, two are from Dimapur and one from Kohima. All of them returned to the state from Chennai.

Nagaland on Monday reported its first COVID-19 case after three returnees from Chennai by train tested positive for the virus.

State Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom took to Twitter and said the three are undergoing treatment at DHD and Chedema, Kohima respectively.

The health minister added that all contact tracing are in progress.

“First positive case reported in Nagaland. Three returnees from Chennai (Shramik Express) tested Positive for Covid-19. They are undergoing treatment at DHD and Chedema, Kohima respectively, their condition is stable and all contact tracing are in progress,” Phom tweeted.

Of the three new cases, two were from Dimapur and one from Kohima.

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio appealed not to panic while adding that such cases need to be handled with utmost care and responsibility.

“Unfortunately, 2 persons in Dimapur and 1 in Kohima have been tested positive for COVID-19. Please do not panic. We need to handle it with utmost care and responsibility. Necessary action of contact tracing and containment measures are being taken and situation closely monitored,” the CM tweeted.

On April 12, a 33-year-old businessman from Dimapur, tested positive for COVID-19 but he was added to Assam’s tally as he was tested and treated at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) in Assam.

 

First Published:May 25, 2020, 7:43 p.m.