Surveys and surveillance teams to identify cases in electoral districts of Manipur are over
Now that the by-elections are over, Manipur’s Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh has said surveillance teams will be dispatched to the assembly constituencies where the vote took place to identify those showing symptoms of Covid- 19 to be able to perform the tests.
Singh said that measures are being taken to control the spread of Covid-19, especially in the five wangoi assembly districts in Imphal West district, Lilong, Wangjing-Tentha in Thoubal district, Saitu in Kangpokpi district and Singhat in the Churachandpur district.
Speaking to the media at the Chief Minister’s bungalow in Imphal on Thursday, Singh called on the public to abide by the government-issued Standard Operating Procedures to contain the spread of the virus.
The press conference was also attended by the Prime Minister’s Advisor (Health), Dr. Sapam Ranjan, and the Chief Secretary (Health and Family Welfare) V Vumlunmang.
The state reported five more deaths due to Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 207 on Thursday.
Up to 228 members of the general public and 26 members of the central armed police were confirmed as new cases.
Meanwhile, a total of 191 people were discharged after recovery. The cumulative number of positive cases is 21,211, while the number of active and recovered cases is 3,115 and 17,889 respectively.