The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Manipur now stands at two Credit: EastMojo image

Imphal: A man from Manipur, who recently attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation at Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi, tested positive for coronavirus, taking the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state to two.

The news was updated by chief minister N Biren Singh on his Twitter handle at 12.36 am on Thursday, April 2.

“Very sad and alert,In Manipur too one more #COVIDー19 positive case who joined #TablighiJamaat congregation at #NizamuddinMarkaz . Now in Manipur #COVIDー19 positive are two . Some are under quarantine centres for observation.

Update 12.33 am /April 2 .”

However, the health of the Tablighi Jamaat returnee was yet to be known till the time of filing this report.

Of the 10 persons from Manipur who attended the Tablighi Jamaat Nizamuddin in the national capital between March 13 and 15, eight of them tested negative and one tested positive for coronavirus. The result of the remaining person is awaited.

With the state government’s switch action, all the attendees of the Nizamuddin religious meeting from Manipur were traced and identified, and have been put them under strict quarantine.

Earlier, soon after the reports of the country’s tally for COVID-19 surged with 35 deaths, all linked to Delhi’s Nizamuddin religious gathering, CM Singh appealed the people in the state to get immediately tested for coronavirus if they attended the religious congregation in the national capital during mid-March this year.

On March 24, Manipur reported its first case of coronavirus aka COVID-19 after a 23-year-old girl tested positive, making it the first case of the deadly virus in Northeast India.

As per reports, the girl, who is a resident of Imphal West, had returned from London on March 19 to New Delhi by an Air India flight and reached Manipur on March 21.

“A 23-year-old Manipuri person returning from UK (England) tested positive today morning [March 24],” said state health director K Rajo Singh.

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