After Goa, Manipur becomes second coronavirus-free state


A day after Goa became the first zero COVID-19 state in India, Manipur CM N Biren Singh has tweeted that both the patients in the state, who were earlier declared coronavirus positive, have fully recovered and tested negative for the infection.


The 65-year-old second patient was found to have contracted the disease after his return from the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi’s Nizamudddin. The first case in the state was that of a 23-year-old woman who had returned from the United Kingdom.

“I am glad to share that Manipur is now Corona free. Both patients have fully recovered and have tested negative. There are no fresh cases of the virus in the state,” Manipur CM N Biren Singh tweeted Sunday evening.

Manipur has now become the second state after Goa to become coronavirus-free in India. The coastal state of Goa had seven positive cases of COVID-19, out of which six had travel history from abroad and one was the brother of a positive patient. This makes Goa the first green State in the country with no case of coronavirus being reported since April 3.

As per the Union Home Ministry notification pertaining to the relaxations in lockdown, which has come into effect from Monday, both the states can now start their business activities while adhering to the mandatory safety protocol.

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