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After a man, in his mid-30s, tested positive for novel coronavirus in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands yesterday, another person has tested positive for COVID-19 in the Union Territory. He travelled with the first positive case. Both of them are in hospital and protocols are being followed, news agency ANI quoted Chetan Sanghi, Chief Secretary, Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

A man, in his mid-30s, tested positive for novel coronavirus in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Thursday, the first case in the Union Territory. The man, a resident of Mayabunder, had returned from Kolkata on March 24, Chief Secretary Chetan Sanghi said.

He is undergoing treatment at the GB Pant Hospital here, said Avijit Roy, the nodal officer for the disease.

His condition is currently stable, doctors treating him said.

All the 55 passengers of the flight, on which the patient travelled, have been quarantined, Roy said.

The airport staff who were on duty that day have been asked to undergo tests for COVID-19.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands have been put on high alert.

Till date, 694 confirmed coronavirus cases, 16 deaths have been reported in India, according to the data given by the Union health ministry. Maharashtra has reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases so far at 124, including three foreign nationals, followed by Kerala, where the number of cases has climbed up to 118, including eight foreign nationals, according to the ministry data.The number of cases in Telangana has gone up to 44, including 10 foreigners. Karnataka has reported 55 COVID-19 cases, while the number of cases in Gujarat has climbed to 43, including a foreigner.

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