First positive case of the coronavirus reported in North East India

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The first positive case of the global threat, Coronavirus in the North East region has been detected in Manipur.

The infected person is a 23-year-old woman who hails from Imphal.

As per reports, the girl had a recent travel history to the UK & and her Throat/ Nasopharyngeal Swab was tested on 23 rd March at the Department of Microbiology, JNIMS, Imphal.

The Manipur authorities have started tracking the people who came in contact with her to test & isolate.

It is to be noted that, this is the first positive case of the virus in the North East region. Earlier, a 4.5  years old girl from Jorhat, Assam tested positive for the coronavirus but later in the second confirmatory test, she tested negative for the COVID-19.

In the national front, as many as 500 people have been affected by the virus.

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