Nagaland reports 9 new COVID-19 cases
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Imphal: Four students staying at St John’s School hostel have reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 at Nungba sub-division in Manipur’s Noney district.

According to official reports, all the initial 43 traced contacts, which include 39 students and four teachers of St John’s School, have tested negative for the virus. However, the source of infection of the four students who were infected with the virus is yet to be ascertained.

According to Noney chief medical officer Edwin Golmei, the four students were tested positive for COVID-19 at Nungba CHC on March 16.

Dr Golmei further said that around ten people, mostly students, from the village of Mongjaron Khunou to which those four hostellers tested positive for COVID-19 belong are becoming symptomatic.

A Rapid Response Team led by Dr Thaimei Gairanlung, a district surveillance officer, have rushed to the village for further RAT testing and for other necessary action related to COVID-19.

However, the report of the medical team is yet to receive, it said.

At present, there are only four active cases for COVID-19 in Noney district.

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