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Seven returnees from Chennai test COVID-19 positive in Nagaland

The train brought back 1,328 residents of the state who were stranded in different parts of Tamil Nadu due to the nationwide lockdown.

Published: 31st May 2020 03:40 PM  |   Last Updated: 31st May 2020 03:40 PM   |  A+A-

Coronavirus, Bhubaneshwar

All of them had returned to the Northeastern state on May 22 by a Shramik Special train. (File photo| Biswanath Swain, EPS)

By PTI

KOHIMA: Seven returnees from Chennai tested positive for COVID-19 in Nagaland on Sunday, taking the total number of cases in the state to 43, Health and Family Welfare minister S Pangnyu Phom said.

Of the seven, four are from Kohima and three from Dimapur, he said.

"Samples of persons, all returnees from Chennai, have tested COVID-19 positive," the minister said in a tweet.

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All of them had returned to the Northeastern state on May 22 by a Shramik Special train.

The train brought back 1,328 residents of the state who were stranded in different parts of Tamil Nadu due to the nationwide lockdown.

Of the 43 patients undergoing treatment at various COVID-19-dedicated hospitals in the state, 25 are in Dimapur, 13 in Kohima and five in Tuensang.

So far no deaths due to the deadly virus have been reported in the state since the detection of the first COVID- 19 patient in Nagaland on May 25.

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