11 contacts traced in Imphal
IMPHAL, 14th Apr: In the wake of a Shillong doctor with contact history with an Air India pilot and travel history to Imphal tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, the state government has traced 11 close contacts of the Air India pilot who spent three nights in Imphal.
According to a statement from the COVID-19 common control room, the pilot spent three nights in Imphal from March 17 to 19 after returning from New York. All the 11 persons, who were traced on Tuesday, have been placed under surveillance and their samples collected for testing at VRDL, RIMS. The statement also appealed to all not to get panic from the information.
Mention may be made that a senior doctor from Bethany Hospital in Shillong was tested positive for COVID-19 following which the hospital has been converted into a quarantine facility. As per information issued by Meghalaya government, the doctor’s son-in-law is a pilot in Air India, who has travel history to New York, Delhi, Imphal and finally Shillong on March 24. He was reportedly placed under home quarantine after registering himself with the government from March 24 to April 7. Meghalaya’s state surveillance team had visited him during the quarantine period.
Meanwhile, 189 people were screened at Mao gate and 221 at Jiribam gate on Tuesday. As of now, 41 returnees from foreign countries and 6761 returnees from different states of the country are under home quarantine across the state. As many as 109 people are staying in quarantine facilities run by the government. Meanwhile, one person is being kept at RIMS isolation ward as per information shared by IDSP Manipur state surveillance officer Dr L Tomcha Khuman.