Arunachal Pradesh confirms first COVID-19 case

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Arunachal Pradesh reported its first COVID-19 positive case on April 2 when a person from Tezu in Lohit district was tested positive.

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Chief Minister Pema Khandu on April 2 tweeted that the “Non Arunachalee” person has participated in the Tablighi Jamaat congregation at Nizamuddin Markaz.

The 31-year-old patient is asymptomatic and has been kept in isolation, Khandu added.


With this case, the total number of COVID-19 patients in Northeast India rose to 20 with maximum 16 cases in Assam, two in Manipur and one each in Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh.

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