On the intervening night of April 1-2 (at around 12:15am on April 2), Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted about three fresh positive cases of COVID-19 detected in Goalpara, taking the total tally of positive cases to 16 in the state.

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Assam on April 1 witnessed a sudden spike in cases when during the day 4 cases were reported while in the evening 8 fresh cases were reported from various parts of the state. On March 31, Assam reported the first COVID-19 positive case.

Sarma stated in his tweet that all the 16 persons reported positive in the state had a travel history traced to Nizamuddin in Delhi where they had attended a religious conglomeration.


On April 2 (late night on April 1), Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh tweeted that one more case of COVID-19 was detected in the state, taking the tally to 2.

Adding the two positive cases reported earlier in the Northeast region – one each in Manipur and Mizoram – the total tally in the Northeast now stands at 19.

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The respective governments in the Northeast have asked people to voluntarily come forward if they attended the Nizamuddin event so that they can be immediately tested.

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