The girl has been kept at the isolation ward in RIMS, Imphal as a precautionary measure
The girl has been kept at the isolation ward in RIMS, Imphal as a precautionary measure|Representational image
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Manipur girl returns from China via Myanmar, tests COVID negative

23-year-old girl from Churachandpur, who started her journey from China on Feb 28, reaches Manipur through Myanmar on April 6; tests negative for COVID-19

Vangamla Salle K S

Vangamla Salle K S

Imphal: A 23-year-girl from Churachandpur district in Manipur, who had a travel history to China via Myanmar, tested negative late on Tuesday evening, said officials.

The girl, a resident of Singhat area of Churachandpur, was tested for COVID-19 at VRDL in Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal. Although the test result was supposed to be receive by early Wednesday morning, it came out before the stipulated time.

As per the COVID-19 Common Control Room, the girl reached home after more than a month’s travel from China. She started her journey from China on February 28 and reached Manipur on April 6 through Myanmar, officials said.

However, the girl has been kept at the isolation ward in RIMS for observation to avoid any health escalation, the official said.

The family members of the girl have also been kept under facility quarantine at Churachandpur as precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.

So far, Manipur has witnessed two confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of the two cases, the first patient -- with a travel history to London and a resident of Imphal West -- is reportedly now free of the virus after she tested negative for the second time on April 6, as per health minister L Jayantakumar Singh.

As per reports, the family members of the London returnee also completed a 14-day quarantine period on Tuesday without signs or symptoms for the novel coronavirus.

On Tuesday, chief minister N Biren Singh launched a website and mobile application to disseminate COVID-19 Information and to give updated and factual reports related to coronavirus pandemic among the public.

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