Kohima, May 22 (NE): A Non Commissioned Officer (NCO) of Nagaland Police posted in Delhi tested positive for COVID-19 at RML Hospital in New Delhi last night following complaints of mild symptoms, informed Principal Secretary, Home, Abhijit Sinha, IAS.
Sinha while briefing on COVID-19 status in the state gave a statement about the positive case of an NAP who was posted in Delhi. He is presently undergoing treatment at LNJP Hospital, Delhi and is recovering well.
The Nagaland Police personnel in Delhi who were in close contact with the NCO who tested positive, have been traced and samples of 12 such persons have been sent for testing. The patrolling party of the NCO, who tested positive, has also been placed under Institutional Quarantine Facility at Kashmere Gate, Delhi, Sinha stated.
Earlier, a man from Dimapur was tested positive for COVID-19 in Guwahati on April 12, 2020. He was later discharged from Guwahati Medical College and Hospital after he recovered.
Another patient from Nagaland who was under treatment for cancer in Army’s Premiere Research and Referral Hospital, New Delhi succumbed to COVID-19 on May 13, 2020.
Recently, The NAP personnel is the third person from Nagaland who tested positive of COVID-19 outside the state.
In the State, as of 4 pm today, a total of 1008 samples have been sent for testing and the results of 985 samples were received and all have been tested negative. The results for the remaining 23 samples are awaited. So far there is no positive cases reported in the state of Nagaland.