Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh has announced that health officials would visit every household and conduct random Covid-19 testing of at least one member of the family.
If one person of a family is found infected, all the family members would also be tested, Biren said.
The chief minister made the announcement during an inspection of two-day-mass vaccination camp for women vendors of the three Ima Keithels and one temporary market held at Ima Market No.3 of Khwairamband Keithel on Friday.
He said these measures had been decided after thorough discussion with experts and health officials. An official order would be issued shortly in this regard, he added.
Manipur on Thursday recorded 839 Covid-19 positive cases at the positivity rate of 19.1 percent.
The cumulative number of deaths was 1241; the cumulative number of positive cases was 75,180; and the number of active cases was 6,727 as on Thursday.
“The government would take up stringent preventive measures to contain the spread of the Covid-19 disease in the state. Night curfews would be clamped with strict vigilance with certain relaxations during day time,” he said.
The chief minister said no family members or attendants would be allowed to support or assist the patients who are undergoing medical treatment at Covid Care centres (CCCs) and hospitals. No family members would be required to provide meals for patients at hospitals or CCCs as meals would be provided by the government, he added.
He sought for support and co-operation of the public in the fight and appealed to the people to get vaccinated for protection against the dreaded disease.
The two-day-mass vaccination camp for Ima market vendors on Friday and Saturday is organised by district administration, Imphal West and hief medical officer, Imphal West.
Biren also inspected the mass vaccination drive being conducted at Ibemcha High School, Khabam and Mongjam Community Hall, Imphal East.