AIZAWL, June 14 - Mizoram has reported the first case of local transmission of COVID-19, as 57-year-old man, a bus conductor by profession, tested positive.
He was among the three new positive cases reported on Saturday, who was mistakenly reported as a returnee. The man, a resident of Aizawl, is a Mizoram State Transport bus conductor, who had ferried returnees from Bairabi rail station to Aizawl.
Even though officials said he was quarantined at community quarantine facility, the local people of the patient�s neighbourhood were apprehensive that he might have made contacts with others.
In fact, he was admitted to a local hospital, not a designated hospital for COVID-19 due to fever on June 8. He was however shifted to Zoram Medical College about 30 minutes later.
After his test result came out on Saturday, this hospital immediately sealed itself from outsiders. The locality where the patient lived also declared strict curfew.
One of the patient�s relative, who brought him to hospital, has tested negative.
Meanwhile, Mizoram�s COVID-19 tally rose to 112 on Sunday after five persons, all males and Delhi returnees, tested positive on Saturday night.The five new positives were found from 510 samples examined.