AIZAWL, June 2 - After having no new COVID-19 case for nearly a month, Mizoram on Monday registered 12 new cases with 12 returnees testing positive for the disease.
�Unfortunately, 12 people, ten of whom had returned from Delhi and two others from Kolkata, tested positive on Monday night. They have been admitted to the Zoram Medical College in Aizawl this morning,� State Health Minister Dr R Lalthangliana told reporters here today.
He said the patients, 11 women and one man, were tested at a government-run quarantine centre at Kolasib in north Mizoram. None of them, however, showed any symptoms, he said.
�All the patients are aged between 18 and 40 years of age, and are asymptomatic,� the minister said. They are under professional care and there is no reason to panic, he added.
The fresh COVID-19 positive cases have been reported at a time when thousands of stranded people are returning to Mizoram.
Mizoram reported its first COVID-19 case after a 50-year-old pastor, who had returned from the Netherlands, tested positive in the later part of March. After he was treated at a hospital here for more than a month, he was discharged on May 9. Since then Mizoram has remained in the Green Zone with no new case detected.
Meanwhile, official sources said Mizoram has conducted 896 COVID-19 tests till Monday. The State has kept 6,832 and 8,339 people in institutional and home quarantine respectively.