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Nagaland’s first COVID-19 positive patient tests negative in 4th test; to be discharged soon from GMCH

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Dimapur, April 30: The first patient from Nagaland who was tested COVID-19 positive on April 12 last has been declared stable after his fourth test came out negative. He is ready to be discharged from hospital.
Superintendent of Guwahati Medical College and Hospital, Dr. Ramen Talukdar told Nagaland Page that the patient is stable and will be discharged in a day or two.
It may be mentioned that the patient from Dimapur had tested positive after he was admitted to GMCH on April 12 last. His second test was reportedly negative and third test positive.
His father who had accompanied him to Guwahati had tested negative in all the tests, while others who had come in close contact with him have also tested negative.
Most of his family members who had been kept in quarantine have been discharged after completion of the quarantine period.
Sources from the family said that all the family members have consecutively tested negative and have come back home. They are all in home quarantine now for the last 5 days, sources said.
When asked when they are expecting his (the patient’s) discharge from GMCH, family sources said that they were informed that he would be released within a day or two.
In the meantime, people in Marwari Patti continue to remain in Quarantine Zone as the area has been sealed by the police.
On April 27 last, Deputy Commissioner Dimapur has permitted Murgipatti and GS Road areas to open retail shops dealing with essential commodities and medicines only stating that there is no positive case of COVID-19 for the last 14 days. An Order issued by DC Dimapur had stated that only limited movement of public would be allowed for availing of essential services with strict maintenance of social distancing and no overcrowding would be allowed. Retail shops would open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m, he had stated.
However, the said areas continue to be sealed for general public. Only those dealing with wholesale medicine are allowed to enter Murgi Patti area. (Page News Service)