BH CORRESPONDENT, Imphal: The second COVID-19 patient of Manipur, who tested negative twice during the course of his treatment, was discharged from the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) hospital on Tuesday.
Earlier, Manipur CM N Biren Singh had informed on Twitter that both the patients in the state, who were earlier declared coronavirus infected, have fully recovered and tested negative for COVID-19.
I am glad to share that Manipur is now Corona free.Both patients hv fully recovered and have tested negative.There are no fresh cases of the virus in the state.This has been possible because of cooperation of public &medical staff and strict enforcement of lockdown @PMOIndia
— N.Biren Singh (@NBirenSingh) April 19, 2020
This was also confirmed by the additional director and spokesperson of state Health department Dr Kh Sasheekumar Mangang in a press release, which was circulated to media after on Tuesday evening.
The second COVID-19 case, a 53-year-old man, who attended the Nizamuddin conference in March, was tested positive on April 2 and since then he was under treatment at RIMS hospital. But he was tested negative during his hospitalization at RIMS hospital on April 18 and 19 respectively.
It may be mentioned that the state’s first COVID-19 case, a 23-year-old woman who had returned from the UK was tested positive on March 24 last. However, she was discharged from the hospital after treatment on April 12 and she is presently at home under 14 days quarantine.
On Monday, the spokesperson of state health department had reminded that prevention is the best medicine as there is absence of curative drugs and vaccines for the disease.
Prevention measures like wearing mask, washing hands with soap, avoiding close contact and movement restrictions should be fully complied, it said.