After Goa, Manipur declares as COVID-19 free State

N Biren Singh Chief Minister said on Monday that Manipur has now become free from coronavirus after two patients recovered from COVID-19, making it the second state after Goa to be free of the virus.

by Niranjani Jesentha Kumari Prabagararaj

Updated: Apr 20, 2020 16:40 IST

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CM N Biren Singh

The chief minister N Biren Singh tweeted:  I am glad to share that Manipur is now Corona free. Both patients have fully recovered and have tested negative. There are no fresh cases of the virus in the state. This has been possible because of the cooperation of public &medical staff and strict enforcement of lockdown

The second patient had first tested negative after getting treatment on Sunday. Prof Ch Arunkumar, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) hospital's medical superintendent in Imphal told a national daily that the patient had tested negative on Sunday in his fourth check. He'd been found positive on April 2. On March 24, the state had registered its first case, and the patient was discharged after recovery on April 2. The patient was sent to quarantine lasting for 14 days.

In Goa, state health minister Vishwajit Rane said on Sunday that all seven patients with COVID-19 in Goa had recovered from the infection and were discharged. All those infected cases in the coastal state were identified on April 3, and since then all have been discharged after negative post-treatment testing of their samples.

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