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Curfew in 6 Manipur districts after detection of NE’s first COVID-19 case

has been clamped in six valley districts of Manipur after a 23-year-old state
woman who returned from the UK few days back, has tested positive for COVID-19
this morning.

It happens to be the first detected
positive novel Coronavirus case in the Northeast so far.

District Magistrates of Imphal West,
Imphal East, Bishnupur, Thoubal, Churachandpur, Noney have imposed curfew in
order to prevent spreading of COVID-19 in the community.

The COVID-19 infected woman from
Imphal West District is now undergoing treatment at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute
of Medical Sciences at the Isolation Ward.

The girl arrived from UK and landed at
Delhi and from there she arrived at Imphal on March 21 by an Air Asia Flight.
She had a history of staying at one of the hotels in West Bengal.

Meanwhile, 12 people who came in
contact with the COVID-19 patient including her close kin have been quarantined
in Imphal West.

Manipur health and home departments have
gone on overdrive to trace the passengers who travelled in the same flight with
the girl detected with COVID-19 infection.

Source: The Shillong Times

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