Kohima: General Secretary of the NSCN-IM Th Muivah was rushed to a private hospital in Dimapur on Saturday evening, two days after testing positive for COVID-19.

Confirming with EastMojo, an NSCN-IM official said, “He is at Referral Hospital. Nothing serious as of now”. The source added that Muivah tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, a day after the group held a meeting with the Core Committee on Naga Political Issue led by Nagaland Chief Minister in Dimapur.

According to the source, Th Muivah later tested negative for COVID-19 on Friday.

However, another source told EastMojo that Th Muivah was admitted to the hospital on Saturday evening after showing mild symptoms for COVID-19. The source said that following the meeting with the core committee, Th Muivah tested positive for COVID-19 out of six NSCN-IM leaders who were tested for COVID-19.

Meanwhile, as per reports, during the meeting that was held between the NSCN-IM and the core committee, the committee had requested the group to resume talks with the Central government. The Core committee also had a sitting with the NNPGs, a day ahead of the meeting with NSCN-IM.

Recently, the Nagaland opposition party—NPF—revealed its decision to join the ruling government to form an opposition-less government over the Naga political issue.

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