Three fresh positive cases take state’s tally to 62

STAFF REPORTER
IMPHAL, 30th May: With confirmation of three new positive cases, the number of positive cases in the state has increased to 62 and number of active cases to 55.
According to a statement released by additional director (health) and spokesperson Dr Khoirom Sasheekumar Mangang, a 19-year female from Kanglatongbi, Imphal West, who had recently returned from Gujarat tested positive at the VDRL of RIMS on Friday night. She has been shifted to the Covid Care Facility at RIMS and her condition is said to be stable.
In an additional statement, Dr Sasheekumar informed that around 400 people were tested at the VDRL of RIMS, while 180 individuals were tested at VDRL, JNIMS, of which two persons, a 44-year old female from Churachandpur and a 31-year old male from Chandel, tested positive for COVID-19. Both the woman and the man had recently returned from Chennai and Mumbai respectively via the special trains. Both of them have been admitted to the Covid Care Facility at JNIMS and their conditions are also said to be stable.
All necessary preventive measures including containment and contact tracing have been taken up, it added.
Subsequent to detection of the first Covid-19 positive case in Chandel district, the community quarantine centre set up at United College, Lambung has been sealed as the patient had stayed in the centre.
According to an order, Chandel district magistrate Krishna Kumar informed that the campus of United College Lambung will remain completely sealed as per the Manipur Epidemic Diseases COVID-19 Regulations Act, 2020 and issued the containment measures including sealing of the geographical areas, entry and exit of people from the geographical areas and initiating active surveillance of COVID-19 cases in the aforesaid geographical areas.
It also stated that any person/institution/organisation found violating any of the containment measures shall be deemed to have committed an offence punishable under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code and section 51 of the disaster Management Act, 2005,
The 34-year-old man hailing from Chandel district had come back from Mumbai by train. He was quarantined in the centre since May 25.
The patient has now been lodged in an isolation ward of Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Science, Imphal.
On the other hand, according to a joint report released by state’s surveillance officer IDSP Manipur Dr Tomcha Khuman, state data manager IDSP Anthony H and microbiologist IDSP H Shyamkishore Sharma, 4769 people are staying at institutional quarantine centres while 11,882 people are staying at community quarantine centres.
Altogether 633 truckers and 19 passengers were screened at Mao gate, while 285 truckers and 3 passengers were screened at Jiribam. On top of these, 676 (ISBT truck) drivers and handymen, 96 YAS Khuman Lampak (oil tanker) and 33 Sekmai Gas Plant (gas bullet) were screened.
Meanwhile, 197 people were tested for COVID-19 at RIMS and363 at JNIMS, of which one tested positive at RIMS, while two tested positive at JNIMS. The COVID-19 control room tended to 138 calls, the report added.


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