Actions to curb COVID-19 transmission intensified

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Imphal: Manipur government has intensified actions against the increasing trend of locally transmitted, sporadic cases occurring in some parts of the state, Manipur COVID-19 common control room said on Sunday.

A total of 59 has been tested positive for the contagion in the past twenty-four hours, the control room said.

The new positive cases were confirmed at the VRDLs of RIMS (58) and Babina Diagnostics Lab (1).

They belong to the districts of Imphal West (37), Kakching (5), Tamenglong (3) and Thoubal (14). All (except five from Thoubal and one from Imphal West) are returnees from other states.

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They were shifted to the COVID Care facilities. All necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place, the control room said.

In the past twenty-four hours, one person was discharged from COVID Care centre of Thoubal. after he was found free from the virus.

The cumulative number of positive cases was 2235. The numbers of active and recovered cases were 714 and 1521 respectively.

In Thoubal district, active case search among 6,475 people completed and 10 new cases could be detected, the control room informed.

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Further surveillance was going on.

In Churachandpur district, 545 contacts of an employee of a private lab were identified. At least 143 of them were found negative and results of the remaining are awaited.

Social distancing, wearing of face mask, cough etiquette and avoidance of unnecessary travel are scientifically proven, effective means to prevent the pandemic.

People have been requested to adhere strictly to these measures to protect self and society.

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