Imphal, December 28 2020: A man who recently returned from United Kingdom(UK) has tested positive for coronavirus. The person from hailing from Imphal East district of Manipur arrived at Imphal on December 17, 2020.
As such, Health Department has initiated due procedure to collect the man’s swab sample and send it to the National Institute of Virology, Pune for necessary laboratory test to find out if the virus is of the new strain.
In order to ascertain the virus strain which has infected the man, his sample would be tested again.
After the man was tested positive at JNIMS last night, contact tracing of people who travelled with him in the same flight has started
Another person from Imphal East who returned from the UK was tested today but his result was not very clear. According to sources, retest would be conducted.
Both the UK returnees are being quarantined at RD Wing, Lamphelpat.
JNIMS authority has also initiated due process to send samples of 80 people of the State who went outside the State and already tested positive for coronavirus to NIV, Pune.
Even though 31 new COVID-19 positive cases were detected in the State during the last 24 hours, there was no COVID-19 related death during the same period.