A second confirmed COVID-19 case has been detected in the Northeast. It has been confirmed by the Mizoram health department.

The 50-year-old man, who had travelled to Amsterdam, and returned to the State on March 16, has been tested positive for COVID-19. This is the first case in the state of Mizoram.

The infected individual, who is a pastor, as well as his family is now under isolation at the Zoram Medical College and Hospital.

Earlier, highly placed official sources had told Northeast live that the sample from Mizoram has tested positive following necessary tests at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH).

Meanwhile, official sources added that the authorities in Mizoram were alerted and contact tracing of vulnerable individuals had already begun.

It was only yesterday that northeast registered it’s first COVID-19 case when a girl from Manipur who had returned from UK was tested positive.