GUWAHATI: A girl in Manipur has tested positive for novel coronavirus, the first such case in the Northeast, taking India's tally to 480.
The 23-year-old was found infected with the novel coronavirus following a medical examination at the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal. She is a resident of Thangmeiband Lourung Purely Leikai in Imphal.
The girl was admitted to the hospital by her father after she fell sick on Monday.
Her name was not on the government list containing the names of 99 people who had arrived in the state in recent times from various coronavirus-affected countries and are now in house quarantine.
The patient is a student of bio-medicine at the Bristol University in the United Kingdom and had arrived in Delhi and then in Kolkata on March 19.
On the same day, her 14-year-old brother who is under home quarantine now had arrived in Kolkata from Atlanta and stayed with her in a hotel there.
She had then taken a direct flight from Kolkata to Imphal with a stopover in Tripura capital - Agartala on March 21.
Their parents are college lecturers.
The police have cordoned off the house.