In a sign of relief, India's first novel coronavirus patient has tested negative in fresh test at the National Institute of Virology's local centre in Alapuzha. Her condition is stable.
However, an official announcement on the 'recovery' of the patient would be made only after her blood test result from NIV at Pune confirm the findings of the Alappuzha centre. Around 3367 patients are under observation in the State presently. As no fresh case of corona infection had been reported since Feb 3 the State calamity was withdrawn last week.