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Manipur: Northeast first Covid-19 patient cured, returns home

The woman underwent treatment of around three weeks at the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences in Imphal.

Imphal

A 23-year-old woman, who had returned Manipur from the UK last month and become the first positive coronavirus  ( Covid-19 ) case in the entire northeastern region, was now declared completely free of the dreaded virus and returned home from the hospital on Sunday.

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, in a tweet, said : “Thank God. Thanks to all the doctors and staff of JNIMS with folded hands. The first COVID-19 infected girl (name) of Imphal has been discharged from hospital today (Sunday). Let”s stay safe, let”s stay at home.”

The woman underwent treatment of around three weeks at the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences in Imphal. She was released from the hospital but would be put under home quarantine for next 14 days, said health officials.

“Her family members, especially the father were counselled by a team led by a State Surveillance Officer,” the official said.

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