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Seventh COVID-19 Patient Discharged In Arunachal

June 19, 2020

A COVID-19 patient in Tirap in Arunachal Pradesh was discharged from the hospital on Thursday after she recovered from the infection.

The patient, a 23-year-old girl, was released from the Covid Care Centre (CCC) in Khinsa in Tirap district.

The patient tested negative for coronavirus consecutively, thereby making her eligible to be released.

Tirap Deputy Commissioner Bhanu Prabha handed the discharge certificate to the girl.

Tirap Kardak Riba and DMO Dr K Mossang were also present in the small discharge ceremony that was held at the covid care centre.

Later, Tirap district magistrate DK Thungdok, along with police personnel, escorted her to her village.

Till now, three COVID-19 positive cases have been detected in Tirap.

All the three patients are undergoing treatment at the CCC in Khonsa and officials are hopeful that they would be recover soon.

The girl discharged on Thursday had returned from Chennai recently.

She was shifted to the covid care centre from quarantine centre after she tested positive for COVID-19.

Arunachal Pradesh, so far, has reported 99 COVID-19 positive cases and seven patients have already been discharged from hospitals.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday said that those intending to return to the state during Unlock 2.0 can do so till June 30.

“Those returning after the timeline will have to bear the minimum cost of institutional quarantine," Khandu said.

"However, the state government will continue to bear the expenses of the swab tests,” Khandu further said while addressing a meeting at the civil secretariat in Itanagar.

The Arunachal government has been bearing the expenses of both institutional quarantine and swab tests so far.

Khandu further informed around 14000 stranded people have returned to the state so far.

"Every returnee has been put under strict institutional quarantine," he informed.

“The returnees are only sent for home quarantine when they test negative for COVID-19 after two consecutive tests," the Chief Minister added.

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