Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on Sunday said the state no longer has any coronavirus positive case.
The second patient of the state, who was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Imphal, tested negative for the deadly virus on Saturday.
The 65-year-old patient was found to have contracted the disease following his return from the Tablighi Jamaat event in Nizamudddin Markaz in New Delhi.
“Good news: the second #COVID19 patient who is undergoing treatment at RIMS, Imphal has reported negative of Novel Corona Virus disease. Now Manipur has zero positive case of COVID-19 as on date as the two cases of Manipur have been reported negative (sic),” the CM tweeted.
An official at the state health department said the man is “is likely to be discharged soon, if he tests negative for the disease the second time.”
The first case in the state was that of a 23-year-old woman who had returned from Britain.
The female patient was reported on March 24 while the second positive case, a male was confirmed on April 2.
The first case recovered after treatment at JNIMS hospital and discharged from the hospital on April 12 and the patient is currently under 14 days home quarantine.