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Manipur Woman, Her Daughter Test Positive for Covid-19 after Returning from Delhi

For representation: A Manipuri girl buys surgical masks which are in high demand due to COVID-19 situation. (AP Photo/Yirmiyan Arthur)

For representation: A Manipuri girl buys surgical masks which are in high demand due to COVID-19 situation. (AP Photo/Yirmiyan Arthur)

They boarded the bus at Safdarjung in Delhi on May 14 and entered Manipur through the Mao Gate on the state's border with Nagaland.

  • PTI Imphal
  • Last Updated: May 19, 2020, 5:34 PM IST
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A 64-year-old woman and her daughter, who returned from Delhi last week, tested positive for COVID-19 in Manipur on Tuesday, taking the total number of active coronavirus cases in the state to seven, officials said.

The daughter, 23, took her mother to Delhi for an eye surgery in February and they were staying in a rented accommodation in the Kotla Mubarakpur area of the national capital.

The woman underwent the surgery at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and they last visited the hospital on April 8 for consultation with the doctor, officials said.

They hail from Kamjong district and both of them are asymptomatic, the officials added.

They came back in a bus along with 18 other people on May 16.

They boarded the bus at Safdarjung in Delhi on May 14 and entered Manipur through the Mao Gate on the state's border with Nagaland.

The mother and daughter were in isolation at the IIIT Government Quarantine Centre in Mantripukhri after returning to the northeastern state.

After their COVID-19 test results came in, they were shifted to the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, where they are currently undergoing treatment, the officials said.

The test results of the other passengers on the bus are awaited, they added.

Manipur has reported nine coronavirus cases so far and two persons have already recovered.


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