Five legislators from Nagaland have undergone tests for COVID-19 on Tuesday and are waiting for results after they reportedly came into contact with a driver, who was confirmed positive for the virus on July 13.
These include four ministers and an advisor.
The particular driver, who tested positive, was reportedly assigned to one of the legislators who are currently in Delhi.
Four among the five legislators took the test exercising abundant caution as they were not in direct contact, while one of them was in direct contact with the infected person, according to reports.
Nagaland House officials informed that the results are expected on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, four more in Nagaland House of New Delhi have been tested positive on Tuesday, according to an official source.
They were among the 60 residents who underwent tests earlier during the day.
With the latest addition, the total of COVID-19 positive cases in Nagaland House at Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Road in New Delhi has gone up to nine.
It was informed that the first case was detected last week when an employee who had returned from Nagaland on June 10 had started showing symptoms.
While she was in isolation the entire time, her condition did not improve.
She was taken to the hospital for the COVID-19 test which came positive.
After the result was confirmed, as per the contact tracing, samples from 44 persons in the campus were tested on Sunday.
Out of them, 3 persons were tested positive for COVID-19..
While there were reports of the Nagaland returnee being in the ICU, the Deputy Resident Commissioner (DRC) Nagaland House Kethosituo Sekhose said that it was part of the protocol since she had shown symptoms.
According to the doctors, she has been shifted from the ICU to the ward and her condition is stable, the DRC added.
However, the Nagaland House in the national capital is yet to be sealed.