AGENCIES, Imphal: North-east India has reported its first positive coronavirus case on Tuesday after a 23-year-old woman, who had recently returned from UK, tested positive for COVID-19 in Manipur. She is student in the UK.
She had reached Delhi from London on March 18 and took another flight to Kolkata, where she stayed for a few days with fever and a sore throat. From there she took a flight to Imphal via Agartala on March 21.
Earlier, a four-and-a-half-year-old girl of Assam was initially tested positive after returning from Bihar by train on March 21 along with her mother and sister. They were quarantined after she showed symptoms of cough and fever. The second test report, however, came negative for coronavirus.
With this UK return woman’s case in North-East, coronavirus has now spread across the country. The eastern part of the country, West Bengal, reported 10 positive cases so far with one dead.
Nearly 80 cities are under lockdown and the Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged the citizens of the country to stay at home in the time of crisis. He said despite lockdown, people are not adhering to the rules and strict actions will be taken against them.
On Tuesday again, Modi will address the nation at 8 pm for the second time in five days. Earlier, during his first address to the citizen of the country he called for a “Janta Curfew”.
Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said no new coronavirus case has been reported in the national capital in the last 24 hours and the biggest challenge now is to not let the situation go out of control. The CM said on Twitter that five people infected with COVID-19 have been discharged from hospitals after getting treatment.
पिछले 24 घंटों में दिल्ली में कोई नया केस नहीं आया। 5 लोग इलाज करवाकर जा चुके हैं। अभी खुश नहीं होना। अभी सबसे बड़ी चुनौती है किसी भी अवस्था में स्थिति को बेक़ाबू नहीं होने देना। इसमें आप सबका सहयोग चाहिए। pic.twitter.com/e4GynrLopC
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) March 24, 2020