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COVID-19 cases rise in Manipur

Migrant workers and students of Manipur wait to board Shramik special train at MGR Central Railway station, in Chennai.

Migrant workers and students of Manipur wait to board Shramik special train at MGR Central Railway station, in Chennai.   | Photo Credit: B. Velankanni Raj

Official sources said that the number of cases in Manipur has increased to 32.

With two more persons testing positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) on Monday night, four infections have emerged in Manipur within 24 hours. Officials said that priority testing of the samples of many persons is continuing at two medical colleges in Imphal, the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences and the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences. Sources said that the number of persons testing positive is likely to rise.

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Dr. T. Bhimo, Director, JNIMS said, “We had done testing of 420 persons. Out of them, two persons were found to be COVID-19 positive. One young woman from Kangpokpi district and a man from Senapati district have been found to be positive. Now, there are 32 active cases in Manipur.”

Dr Bhimo further said that, from May 13 onwards, 10,704 samples had been tested at the JNIMS. Officials of RIMS said on Monday that 211 samples were tested in the facility, and all the results came out negative. Two persons, including one girl student who returned from London, were discharged after recovery.

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Meanwhile, Indigo and Air Asia aircraft have started bringing back Manipuris from Delhi. Special trains continue to bring Manipuri students and others from several States.

Students and other returnees were lodged in quarantine centres in all 16 districts of the State. In another modified Government Order, police and Central forces personnel, including high risk retired personnel, are allowed to stay in the centres arranged separately for them. If asymptomatic, they are allowed to undergo home quarantine.

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