Kohima: On Thursday morning, seven more COVID-19 positive cases were detected in Nagaland taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 25. All 25 active cases in the state are returnees of the Shramik special train that reached the state on May 22.
Taking to Twitter, Nagaland health minister Pangnyu Phom tweeted: “Alert! 5 more tested positive of COVID19. 1 at Dimapur & 4 at Kohima. All returnees from Chennai. Nagaland stand at 25 as on 7:20 am of 29/05/2020.”
At 6:38 am, he had tweeted: “#Alert! Two more tested Positive for COVID19. Both are returnees from Chennai. 1 from Dimapur & 1 from Tuensang. Now, we have 20 active cases.”
On May 25, three persons — two men and one woman — who returned from the Shramik special train from Chennai in Tamil Nadu on May 22, tested positive for the novel coronavirus, making it the first positive cases in the state. The train had left for Dimapur on May 19 with 1289 passengers, as informed by Principal Secretary Home Abhijit Sinha.
On May 26, another positive case was reported in Kohima. Later on May 27, five positive cases were reported in the state, out of which four were from Dimapur and one from Tuensang.
On May 28, nine new COVID-19 cases were reported out of which six were from Dimapur and three from Tuensang.