Manipur UK returnee tests negative for new Covid strain



Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, on Thursday, said that the Manipur UK returnee tested negative for the new COVID-19 strain at NIV Pune.

With the vaccine roll out a few days ahead, Singh said that not a single United Kingdom (UK) COVID-19 strain has been detected in the state.

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Taking to his official Twitter handle, Singh posted the following tweet, “Happy news, UK returnee is Covid Negative at NIV Pune. So no UK strain at Manipur till today.”

A sample obtained from the returnee was sent to Pune Viral Research and Diagnostic Laboratories(VRDL) for confirmation, and the result came out negative.

(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)