8 of 10 samples of Nizamuddin returnee tested Covid-19 negative

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Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 1, 2020: Eight out of 10 samples of people from Manipur who recently attended in a religious congregation held at south Delhi’s Nizamuddin tested negative of Covid-19.

The samples of 10 persons identified by Manipur government were tested on Wednesday.

“There were 10 persons who returned to Manipur after attending religious conference at Nizamuddin (New Delhi). All ten of them were tested at RIMS/JNIMS on Wednesday. Out of these, 8 eight persons have tested nevative for Covid – 19 and now at Quarantine Centre. The result of the remaining two are inconclusive and the persons are presently at JNIMS and RIMS, respectively,” a statement released by Covid-19 Central Control Room, Manipur said on Wednesday.

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Further, it is learnt that some audio recordings , etc. are circulating through social media creating confusion about Covid – 19.
In this regard, it is clarified that till date, there is no new/second confirmed COVID – 19 case, it added.

In the state and there is no advice from the government to hoard essential household items, the release said.

Manipur government had been tracing people from Manipur who took part at the religious congregation in Delhi after some people were reported of Covid-19 positive in different parts of the country.

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Chief minister Biren Singh on Wednesday appealed to those who took part in the religious congregation to come forward and test for Covid-19.

Manipur DGP LM khaute also asked all those people from Manipur, who participated the Congregation in Delhi, to report at the nearest hospital or call at the helpline numbers cautioning to take up appropriate action,  as per the law, against those fail to come forward.

DGP said,  “Some people from Manipur participated a religious congregation held at New Delhi’s Nizamuddin area. Those  who joined the event should report at the nearest hospital or call immediately at the given helpline numbers 0385 -2411668 or 8132953734. And, appropriate action will be taken against those who defy.”

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