10 samples were tested for COVID-19 on Monday, totaling to 76 till date in Manipur
10 samples were tested for COVID-19 on Monday, totaling to 76 till date in Manipur|Representational image
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Manipur: 3 suspected cases, 55 foreigners among those quarantined

Of 485 passengers who were put under home surveillance, 349 have completed surveillance period without showing any signs of the deadly coronavirus, say reports

Vangamla Salle K S

Vangamla Salle K S

Imphal: Three suspected cases were put under isolation after they showed symptoms for coronavirus aka COVID-19 in Manipur, as per reports.

However, there were no further reports on the suspected cases till the time of filing this report.

Earlier, following the reports of a 23-year-old girl from Imphal West testing positive for COVID-19, Manipur became the first state from Northeast India with a confirmed case. It was followed by Mizoram with another positive case, taking the count to two in the region so far.

Meanwhile, on Monday, 10 samples were tested for COVID-19, summing up to 76 till date in Manipur.

As on March 30, the state government has screened as many as 1,85,270 incoming passengers both by road and airways from across the entry gates, including the Imphal Airport.

Meanwhile, of the 485 passengers who were put under home surveillance, 349 of them have completed the surveillance period without showing signs of the deadly virus.

According to health minister L Jayantakumar Singh, 55 foreigners are among the people in the state being kept under quarantine as preventive measures to contain spread of coronavirus in the region.

There are also 205 people who have been put under quarantine in government facilities, of which five persons have completed the 14-day mandatory period, he added.

During his televised interview, the health minister also informed that the state government has formulated a Quick Response Team (QRT) in each district as part of the state’s preparedness to tackle the COVID-19 situation, if it ever arises.

In order to tackle any emergency related to COVID-19, the state government has also decided to set up a 50-bedded COVID-19 treatment block with Intensive Care Unit (ICU) facilities at RIMS Hospital, the minister added.

Moreover, in addition to the already existing 14 quarantine centres across the state having a capacity of 629 beds, chief minister N Biren Singh on Monday had also announced to set up a 200-bedded emergency centre for quarantine in Imphal West district.

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