Mizoram man tests positive for coronavirus
A 50 year old pastor from Mizoram was tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday morning.
Eric Zomawia, the mission director of National Health Mission said that the patient was in Netherlands for higher studies. He flew back from Amsterdam to Delhi via Doha. After reaching Delhi the man took another flight to Guwahati and then flew to Aizawl on March 16.
The patient suffered from fever since March 18 but consulted the doctor only on March 22. His samples were sent to the Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) .
Health Minister R Lalthangliana said, they received the test results from GMCH late Tuesday night. He confirmed that it was an imported case and the patient is fine now.
He urged the people to not panic after the state reported its first case of the novel coronavirus.
The patient, his wife and two children have been admitted in the isolation ward of Zoram Medical College (ZMC) soon after his results were came out on Tuesday night.
The state government is tracing the people the patient had come in contact with and has advised all his co-passengers of Guwahati-Aizawl flight to self quarantine themselves, said Zomawia.
The health of the patient is recovering and is in a stable condition.
It is to be mentioned that it is second positive case of COVID-19 in northeast after a 23 year old woman from Manipur was tested positive for the coronavirus.