Minister Nemcha Kipgen tested positive for Covid-19

Imphal: Manipur social welfare and cooperation minister Nemcha Kipgen became the first minister from Manipur to have tested positive for Covid-19.

“After getting symptoms of Coronavirus, I got myself tested and the report came back positive. I sincerely request all of you who have come in contact with me in the past few days to kindly isolate yourselves and get yourselves tested at the earliest,” she tweeted on Tuesday.

The minister, who is minister in-charge of Kangpokpi and Senapati districts, had chaired a review meeting to combat the pandemic in the presence of Senapati deputy commissioner, superintendent of police and chief medical officer among other officers on August 20.

In another development, four nurses and an attendant of Advance Hospital, a private establishment in Imphal have been tested positive,  following which the OT and ICU wards have been shutdown.