Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh reported its first confirmed coronavirus aka COVID-19 case on Thursday. According to a source, the patient from Tezu in Lohit district has been kept in strict quarantine.
As per sources, seven people were kept in quarantine — six in Namsai and one in Lohit. Their samples were sent to Dibrugarh in neighbouring Assam on Wednesday.
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They had all travelled to Delhi together in December from Tinsukia in Assam. They returned to Namsai, Lohit and Itanagar between March 19 and 20, said sources.
According to the travel history of those who have been identified, they did not take part in the religious event of Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi as they were in UP. They did, however, stay at Nizamuddin Markaz from December 12-14 and between March 14 and 16, before returning to the state, according to officials.
Later, taking to Twitter, chief minister Pema Khandu said that the patient is asymptomatic at present and has been kept in isolation. “His condition is stable,” he tweeted.
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