Moreh panics as Bengaluru man tests positive
MOREH, 11th Apr: Panic gripped Moreh town on Saturday upon getting report of a man in Bengaluru with travel history to the border town testing positive for Covid-19.
K Ramachandran, a 66-year old businessman from Bengaluru, who came to Moreh on February 25 stayed at Hotel South Indian Restaurant, Moreh Ward No 3. He came to buy trade items from Myanmar market but returned on March 12 after the government sealed the border on March 10.
Meanwhile, according to his son Ranjit, he (Ranjit) came to Moreh in February and stayed on the 3rd floor of Cosmopolit Hospital till they left together on March 12 in a flight from Imphal to Bengaluru via Kolkata. After reaching Bengaluru, the patient went to his daughter’s place at Bengaluru South two days before Janata Curfew. After two days, he complained of discomfort and was hospitalised on either April 6 or 7. His sample was collected on April 8 and test result confirmed SARS-COV2 positive. Meanwhile, following the report, a district surveillance team of Moreh hospital took 19 persons which include hotel staff and some relatives to RIMS hospital for testing on Saturday morning and kept under quarantine. Test results are expected to arrive by Sunday early morning.