Mizoram records 12 new Covid-19 cases
The fresh Covid-19 positive cases have been reported after thousands of stranded people started returning to Mizoram amid the easing of lockdown restrictions and lifting of the ban on the interstate movement from May 4.Updated: Jun 02, 2020 10:46 IST
Mizoram reported 12 new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) positive cases on Tuesday over two months after its first case was recorded.
“Mizoram has 12 new Covid-19 positive cases. The patients are undergoing treatment at the Zoram Medical College (ZMC) near Aizawl. All are under professional care,” chief minister Zoramthanga tweeted early on Tuesday morning.
Mizoram’s department of information and public relations (DIPR) authorities said 11 females and one male have tested Covid-19 positive. The authorities detected 11 Covid-19 positive cases at Kolasib quarantine centre and admitted the patients to ZMC. All the patients are aged between 18 and 40 years, and asymptomatic. The authorities said 10 and two Covid-19 patients returned to Mizoram from Delhi and Kolkata, respectively.
The fresh Covid-19 positive cases have been reported after thousands of stranded people started returning to Mizoram amid the easing of lockdown restrictions and lifting of the ban on the interstate movement from May 4.
On March 24, Mizoram reported its first Covid-19 positive case after a pastor (50), who had returned from the Netherlands, was found infected with SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease. He was the second Covid-19 patient from the north-east, after a student (23) from Manipur, who had returned from the United Kingdom on the previous day, was found to have contracted the viral infection.
The pastor spent a month in a hospital in Aizwal and was found to have recovered on April 27. He was discharged from the hospital on May 9 after four consecutive tests proved Covid-19 negative.
Mizoram has conducted 896 Covid-19 tests until Monday. The state has placed 6,832 and 8,339 people in institutional and home quarantine, respectively.