11 returnees test Covid-19 positive in Nagaland, tally reaches 36
Eleven people who returned to Nagaland from Chennai have tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday, raising the total number of active cases in the state to 36, Health and Family Welfare minister S Pangnyu Phom said. Nagaland had remained COVID-19-free till Monday when three returnees from Chennai tested positive for the virus. However, the state government has not counted a person from Nagaland who tested positive for Covid-19 on April 13 in Assam after a private hospital referred him to a government facility in Guwahati. He later recovered from the disease. “Eleven persons, 8 from Dimapur and 3 in Kohima, all returnees from Chennai tested Covid-19 positive today (Saturday),” the minister said. All of them had returned from Chennai on May 22 by a Shramik Special train.