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Kohima: Nagaland health minister S Pangnyu Phom on Wednesday evening clarified that out of the nine COVID-19 positive cases in Nagaland, one is undergoing treatment at Tuensang district, and not in Kohima. As reported earlier, five persons tested positive for novel coronavirus in the state on Wednesday morning.

Taking to Twitter, Phom wrote: “One inbound passenger to Tsg [Tuensang], which was released yesterday from Kohima QC [quarantine centre] has tested +ve. His result came out this morning. Contact tracing are in process & the patient is being taken care by Tsg Medical Team. As on 27/05/2020, 6 patients at DHD [District hospital Dimapur], 2 at Khm [Kohima] & 1 at DH, Tsg”.

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This comes hours after the minister tweeted that five active cases were detected in the state, out of which four were from Dimapur and one from Kohima. The minister also mentioned that the patients were undergoing proper medical treatment at the respective COVID-19 hospitals.

However, the patient along with 150 other Chennai returnees were released from the quarantine centre in Kohima on Tuesday and had reached Tuensang on Wednesday morning, before the result of the patient was declared positive.

“Update: Another 5 more returnees from Chennai tested COVID19 +ve this morning; 4 from Dimapur and 1 from Kohima. With this, we have 9 active case in Nagaland. They all are undergoing proper medical treatment at COVID19 Hospital Dmp & Khm respectively,” the minister tweeted earlier.

Meanwhile, an update from the deputy commissioner of Tuensang said that 151 Chennai returnees reached the Sao Chang College Quarantine Centre at Tuensang at 4:45 am on Wednesday in five buses and were admitted after necessary procedures.

It informed that the samples for COVID-19 testing were taken from Kohima and the results were awaited. At 7:00 am, it received report from the state nodal officer IDSP Kohima that one returnee was tested positive for COVID-19. The patient was then isolated at the quarantine centre and the district hospital Tuensang was activated as COVID-19 Hospital.

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Regular patients at the hospital were shifted to the urban primary health centre, PHC Longpang and Polyclinic and the COVID-19 patient was shifted to the COVID Hospital isolation ward and is being monitored as per the SOP. The patient is said to be asymptomatic and is in a stable condition.

Meanwhile, as per the SOP issued by the health and family welfare, the entire campus of the Sao Chang College Quarantine Centre was declared a containment zone.

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